Author: Courtney Coyne Gurrera
Illustrator: Cheryl Oed
This is a fun book that encourages natural outdoor play, combined with her imagination, Ella is able to do anything and go anywhere. The writing is done in a rhythmic rhyming scheme that captures and keeps kids attention. I loved that many of the activities that Ella does outside are easy activities for kids to do themselves; such as making a mud pie (recipe included) or building a gnome home. I also enjoyed the focus on the imagination, dreaming and thinking of qualities of different animals to have ourselves. The illustrations are done in watercolor and give a childlike whimsicality to the book. Perfect for kids 5-8 years old.
This book was received for free in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway in return for an honest review.