Tuesday 17 August 2021

Meet Ella Spotty Puppy & New Teacher


Meet Ella by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Danielle McDonald (Scholastic) PB RRP $7.99

ISBN 9781760973902 (Spotty Puppy)
ISBN 9781760973919 (New Teacher)

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

Meet Ella is a series for budding young readers that introduces them to the world of six-year-old ‘Ella’. This character is the popular protagonist in other book series including Ella & Olivia, the Ella Diaries and Ella at Eden. Interestingly, each of these series is written by a different author.

Spotty Puppy and New Teacher are the first two titles in the

Meet Ella series. In Spotty Puppy, Ella meets an adorable puppy in the park that follows her home. Ella adores it and wants to keep it. In New Teacher, Ella’s class teacher goes on a holiday and they have a replacement teacher. Ella is not impressed. In both of these narratives Ella receives adult guidance and must draw upon personal skills, such as kindness and resilience.

The design of the Meet Ella books comprises large font, short paragraphs and plenty of monochrome pictures to enhance meaning for its young audience. This fun series is recommended for children aged 5 years and older who are just beginning their chapter book journey.



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