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Overview

Can stuffed elephants go to kindergarten, too?

Sammie takes Ellie, her stuffed elephant lovey, everywhere. But stuffed animals can’t come to Sammie’s kindergarten. Sammie and Ellie are afraid to spend their first day apart until they learn that Ellie gets to go to her very own kindergarten in Mama’s car. In car kindergarten, Ellie works on counting, writing her letters and sounding out words. Ellie has lunch in the cafeteria, and enjoys art, P.E., music and recess. And, just like in Sammie’s kindergarten at school, Ellie even makes some new friends.

Through the power of imagination, Ellie’s Car Kindergarten gives children a positive way to feel comfortable spending their school day apart from a lovey or special stuffed animal. Ellie’s Car Kindergarten is also a creative tool parents and educators can use to help children look forward to learning and having fun in kindergarten. Ellie's Car Kindergarten is a 2018-2019 Reviewers Choice Literary Award winner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732587915
Publisher: Words Art Vision LLC
Publication date: 07/25/2018
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Lee Zee (a.k.a. Lee Reed Zarnikau) loves to create sweet and whimsical children's books out of parenting moments. Lee also writes general fiction under the name Lee Reed.

A freelance writer, editor, meeting facilitator and sustainable business consultant, Lee lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and daughter and a menagerie of furry creatures. Lee holds a BA in English Literature and an MBA in Sustainable Development from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a member of SCBWI and the Writers' League of Texas. A fan of the arts and education, Lee created a volunteer-based music program for pre-schools and enjoys tutoring math and reading.

In addition to illustrating, Lee's artistic pursuits include knitting and creating stained and fused glass jewelry and art.

Brooke Zarnikau (and her stuffed elephant) not only served as inspiraton for the story of Ellie's Car Kindergarten, she also contributed to its illustration. Brooke drew the smiling heart hidden throughout the book and helped choose its hiding places.

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“A very cute book that shows kids you can make any moment in your life that may seem a little scary into a fun adventure. Ellie’s Car Kindergarten is a special way to show kids that the first day of kindergarten can be a lot of fun.

My sister and I … thought it was fun to search through all the pages for the heart that was hidden. My sister, who is in kindergarten, thought all the things that Ellie the elephant did in the car were really funny. I liked how I could read the book to her as most of the words were easy to sound out.

We think all moms and dads and maybe grandparents too, should read this book to their kids, especially the ones going to a new place they have never been to before. Ellie’s Car Kindergarten by Lee Zee is a very cute book, that shows kids you can make any moment in your life that may seem a little scary, into a fun adventure.”

– Serenity (age 6) and Eliana (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (reviews by kids, for kids)

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Reviewed by Serenity (age 6) and Eliana (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (1/19) “Ellie’s Car Kindergarten” by Lee Zee is a special way to show kids that the first day of kindergarten can be a lot of fun. But what about the toys that you leave behind when you go to school? This funny book explains what happens to a stuffed elephant named Ellie, when her friend Sammie has to go to kindergarten, where stuffed animals are not allowed. My sister and I liked how the story was about a stuffed elephant named Ellie, who had to pretend like school was in the mom’s car, while she waited for her friend Sammie to be done with kindergarten. We thought it was fun to search through all the pages for the heart that was hidden (some of them were really hidden good), and the pictures were really nice too. My sister, who is in kindergarten, thought all the things that Ellie the elephant did in the car were really funny. I liked how I could read the book to her as most of the words were easy to sound out. My sister’s favorite parts were when Ellie the elephant made friends with three beautiful butterflies, and how she pretended jumping in the bags from the grocery store was like going to lunch in a cafeteria. I would have to say our favorite character in the book was Ellie the elephant because it was fun to imagine her doing all the funny things in the story. We think all moms and dads and maybe grandparents too, should read this book to their kids, especially the ones going to a new place they have never been to before. “Ellie’s Car Kindergarten” by Lee Zee is a very cute book, that shows kids you can make any moment in your life that may seem a little scary, into a fun adventure. This is a great early reader book too as most of the words are easy to sound out, and you can tell by the pictures what is going on in the story. This is a great book that we are really glad we read.