Summer is almost here! The kids and I are planning our summer adventures and of course there are several trips to the beach included! The kids are excited to explore the tidal pools this year after learning about aquatic life in school. We can’t wait for school to end and begin our own summer vacation adventures!
“Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation Ever” is another tale of the adventures of Ellie the Elephant. Ellie and her best friend Pudgy set out on the best beach vacation ever. We join them on their adventure as they explore a quaint little beach town and try new activities like riding bikes, trying new foods and building sandcastles!
“Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation Ever” is the fourth installment in “The Amazing Adventures of Ellie The Elephant” series by the mother and daughter team, Marci and Elle Fair.
The book follows the same pattern as the other books in the series, done in scrapbook fashion. Each image is bright and colourful with a full colour photograph. The font choice and size is perfect for young readers. There is a small amount of text on each page that will challenge, but not intimidate your little one.
The story is perfect to read as you go about planning your summer vacation. As we were driving out of the campground a couple of week-ends ago, we saw a group of children outside. At first we thought they were just taking a break, until we noticed each one was holding a tablet of some sort. I love that Ellie and Pudgy had an exciting adventure without relying on technology. It’s a great lesson for all our children to learn. We are able to have fun without being connected to the world via a phone or tablet. We can find entertainment in the world around us.
Another great message found in the book is that great memories are made by spending time with our friends. We don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy life. Ellie and Pudgy are having fun just riding bicycles and building sandcastles, doing the “simple” things in life. All to often we get caught up in the thought that summer vacation needs to be filled with exotic locations and trips to amusement parks. Fun and memories can be created by just enjoying the world around us for it’s simplicity.
“Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation Ever” is a great story to read with your child about spending precious time together and making memories that will last a lifetime!
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**Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation Ever” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.