Ella Says: It's Cool to be Different! (Childrens book, kids book, illustrated, picture book, kids gift, self published book, peer pressure)

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Ella Says: It's Cool to be Different! (Childrens book, kids book, illustrated, picture book, kids gift, self published book, peer pressure)



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Anu D. Misa

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Welcome to Little Bird and Hippo Books, a shop focused on whimsical illustrated adventures and artware. This listing is for an illustrated adventure by author and illustrator Anu D. Misa.

This is the third book in the Ella Says adventure series. It tells the story of Ella's adventures at the amusement park, where she discovers that it's cool to be different! Ella's day at the amusement park has ups, downs, twists and turns! Find out what happens to make her love her dreaded orange polka dot raincoat. Check out the whole series! Books are signed by the author.


It was finally the day Ella and her little dog Ollie had been anticipating all week—their family was going on an ADVENTURE to the AMUSEMENT PARK! But when Ella woke and looked out the window, she cringed. It was cloudy, and that meant she would have to wear the orange polka dot raincoat her grandfather hand-stitched for her. Ella really DISLIKED it because it was so UNIQUE. Their day at the park had some ups and downs, lead them to a lost kitten who needed their HELP and ultimately resulted in a big win for the whole family! Find out how Ella came to LOVE her dreaded raincoat and appreciate the IMPORTANCE of being DIFFERENT!

Book: Paperback measuring 8” wide x 10” high and 39 pages long.
Age: Interest level 4 to 9 years. Great for independent young readers and as a read-aloud story for younger children.
Extras: Freebie surprises at the end of the book and the author’s website!

In addition to telling a very entertaining story with stunning illustrations on every page, this adventure touches on several underlying concepts. Of course, it deals with the notion of being different. Ella learns the importance of appreciating those things that are unique, such as her orange polka dot raincoat, as the day at the amusement park unfolds. This story also serves as a good reminder that it is important to discuss issues such as peer pressure. Finally, this adventure brings to light the importance of kindness and helping others, which Ella demonstrates towards the lost and frightened kitten the family finds at the amusement park who they happily help reunite with his family.


The Ella Says series follows the day-to-day adventures of an 8-year-old girl named Ella, who lives with her family in a little blue house by the woods. Ella is a loveable, one-of-a-kind child who sees the world with a genuine sense of wonder. She is courageous, inquisitive and kind. Ella has an adorable shadow who follows her everywhere she goes—her little dog Ollie, the Westie. The Ella Says stories are filled with adventure and fun.


I am a Canadian author and illustrator who has self-published three books in the Ella Says children's picture story book series. I personally create my books from concept inception, to written storyline, to illustrated pages, and finally to formatted children’s paperback. I rely on print-on-demand services to publish my books.

I love creating stories that inspire young children to read and develop a lifelong passion for literature. I believe young readers deserve stories made interesting through vibrant characters, the tension created by an incident that escalates to a climax, and delivery of a beautiful resolution. I incorporate these elements into my stories, along with a touch of whimsy to spark young imaginations! I also weave underlying messages into my stories—they are intentionally subtle, only meant to foster a child's understanding and facilitate important conversations with the adults in their lives. I also believe that children deserve stunning artwork that not only helps tell the story they are reading, but that also challenges the way they see the world and helps them view things in a different light. My hope is that my books engage children's minds long after they put them down.

Please visit my website for more information about my books, the inspirations behind them and about me too! https://www.booksbymisa.com.

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