Child & Adolescent Development: Overview

Review of "Ellison the Elephant"

By Eric Drachman
Kidwick Books, 2004
Review by Christian Perring, Ph.D. on Mar 7th 2005
Ellison the Elephant

Ellison the Elephant is a picture book and audio CD for young children.  Ellison is a young elephant who can't make a trumpet blast like the other elephants, and he wishes he could.  He can only make a little toot.  But he meets up with a weasel, who banters with him and helps him to practice and find his own sound.  Ellison goes back to his herd and everyone really likes it, and now Ellison is proud of his tuneful noise.  The audio CD is performed by a few adults and children, and they use sound effects and music to bring alive the story.  The illustrations by James Muscarello are very attractive, with nice drawing and pleasant colors.  Author Eric Drachman has a B.A. in Psychology and the book has a simple lesson to learn about finding your own voice, which could be helpful to young children.  This is a lot of fun.

 

 

Publisher: http://www.kidwick.com

 

© 2005 Christian Perring. All rights reserved. 

 

Christian Perring, Ph.D., is Academic Chair of the Arts & Humanities Division and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dowling College, Long Island. He is also editor of Metapsychology Online Review.  His main research is on philosophical issues in medicine, psychiatry and psychology.

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