We can’t wait to experience the next wonderful Ellie outing from author/illustrator Mike Wu. To help celebrate the release of Ellie in Concert next week, we’ve got some free activity sheets you can download for your school or library right here. Just click on the images below for more fun-filled pages featuring one of our favorite Elephants.
Since Ellie saved her home with her wonderful paintings, the zoo is back in business and the animals are more energetic than ever. All except for Lucy the giraffe, who hasn’t been able to sleep with all the noise. Determined to help her friend, Ellie tries to tone down the ruckus and organizes the animals into an orchestra. But is it possible to conduct the cacophony of the zoo into beautiful music?
Praise for Ellie
“[Wu’s] visual storytelling, rendered in sweet, throwback-style watercolors, shows creativity and poise. . . . [E]very vignette is expertly framed for a chuckle, an “Awww,” or both.” —Publishers Weekly
“In his first picture book, Pixar animator Wu creates watercolor illustrations that are reminiscent of classics like Harry the Dirty Dog and Curious George.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wu’s dynamic watercolor illustrations enliven the story, their retro/classic feel possessing a distinctive animation quality.” —School Library Journal