Ella The Baby Elephant
Kathleen Duey, Eugene Epstein, Lara Gurin
(Smart Kids Publishing, Feb. 15, 2008)
As part of the My Animal Family series, this first book takes young readers on a journey through the eyes of Ella, a baby elephant, who lives in Africa with her big ,BIG family. Like most elephant herds, Ella is led by an older female, Ella's grandmother. When a new baby is born Ella realizes she is no longer a baby herself. Ella becomes not only the baby's special friend, but also her protector. Each book contains a secret passcode that directs the child to a website where they can play games and earn points. The games are categorized by age group, so every child can find games appropriate to tier own age. My Animal Family series contains award-winning DVD footage from the BBC library. Children will have fun learning about the animals and watching them in their native habitats.