Ernest And Elston (Ernest Series)

Summary:

Elston, the Rooster, decides to make himself a donkey like Ernest, because all of the other barnyard animals complain about his early-morning crowing. When Elston takes that last step and stifles his cockle-doodle-doo, he learns how much the animals truly


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a positive story that you can come back to at different points, as its deeper meaning will show itself as a child gets older.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He loved crowing just like Elston, and thought it was funny to watch Elston try to become a donkey.

Parent Reaction

This is a sweet story with great illustrations. The dialogue, when reading it aloud, can get tedious, but all in all, it's a nice read.

Type of Book:
value him! This is an animal story with an easily absorbed lesson about being true to yourself.
Educational Themes:

For younger readers, there is plenty of opportunity for object identification and introducing farm life. For older readers, it's a great jumping-off-point for talking about personal value and talents.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Started reading at 3½-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a story that will grow with your child. Toddlers will like the story and imitating animals; new readers will have plenty of repetition for practicing their skills.

Title Ernest and Elston
About

Ernest Series

Author Laura T Barnes
Publisher Barnesyard Books © 2005
Illustrators Carol A. Camburn
ISBN 0967468167
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Life Lessons
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