Elly the Reindeer is a cute cartoon-style reindeer. She has adventures with her animal friends in a sweet rural setting where all the child-like characters live in their own homes (by themselves) and look to each other for help, fun and solving the occasional dilemma. In this story, Elly and her friends go camping in the "Feelgood Forest". Her friend Fin brings his guitar, which plays a lovely tune when tapped. A sound in the night wakes everyone up but is resolved in a feel good way that will bring sweet dreams.
This cute series of books is wonderful for preschoolers and they all make sweet bedtime books. They are simple enough for learner readers to read to themselves. This book series also has a very small interactive element, featuring a few sound effects on each page. These sound effects are usually tied to the text on the page, like the click of a flashlight turning on. Most pages also have a small circle image that corresponds with a sound effect and simple, but polished animation. It is a nice little extra, but nothing to distract too much from the story or overstimulate a child at bedtime.
Overall, this is a cute book in a series featuring child-like animal friends that exemplify positive pro-social behavior toward each other. The Elly books are delightful and engaging for young readers and listeners. Interactivity and animation in these books is well suited to young children, relevant to the narrative and thoughtfully produced. Enjoy the cute adventures of Elly & her friends, with beautiful narration recently added to all the older titles.
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Jon Higham/Rose Higham (narration)
4 - 8 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 2 - 6
There is no synopsis for this title. It is part of a special post for Winter Holiday Books in our blog, The Digital Media Diet. This is one of our many seasonal & recommended reading lists. Publication Date: Winter 2011