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Elly Book 2

August 12, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

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 gets another mysterious letter in her mailbox. It says "School today at 9:00am - be there prompt at the old oak tree." It was signed simply with the letter "O".

Elly packs a lunch and some school supplies and hurries off to the old oak tree. Along the way, she asks each of her friends about the note. No one seems to know who "O" is, but everyone got the same notice to show up for school. When they all arrive at the oak tree they hear a deep voice saying, "Good Morning." It is Owl, of course! The wise owl is their teacher and has set up a little school to help the children learn their letters - starting with the letter "O" of course.

This cute series of books has become a fast favorite of my preschooler at bedtime. The books are now also narrated with simple settings. They are short & sweet, perfect for reading before bed. They are also simple enough for young children to read to themselves. This book series also has a very small interactive element, featuring a single sound on about half the pages. This sound effect is tied to the text on the page, like a hooting owl. It is triggered by tapping in a small circled image that corresponds with the sound. It is a nice little extra, but nothing to distract too much from the story or overstimulate a child at bedtime.

Like the other Elly books, this title features child-like animal friends that demonstrate positive pro-social behavior toward each other. It is perfect for reading to young children at any time of day.

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Elly Book 2

August 12, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Jon Higham

Dipali Vaidya

Length (time):
5 - 6 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
14 Pages


Story Synopsis - Elly Book 2

In this ebook, the second in the Elly the Reindeer books, Elly gets a note telling her to show up for school the next morning. She goes to her friends one by one and asks, "do you know anything about school?" Everyone has gotten the same note, signed mysteriously with just the letter "O". Once all the children have arrived at the old oak tree (where the note says to assemble), they discover the "O" was for Owl. The wise animal friend has planned a lesson on learning letters.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal



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Size: 12.6 MB

Version: 4.0

Lite Version Available: No



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