Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons: Ellie’s First Day of School

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Ellie the elephant is beginning her first day of school, an exciting day that makes Ellie feel nervous, sad, and even mad. Throughout this lively day, Ellie has the guidance of her trusty magical friends, her four emotional dragons! With her magical companions by her side, Ellie learns to manage her feelings as she meets new friends and deals with difficult situations, leading to a wonderful first day of school!

Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons

Winner of 26 National and
International Book Awards!

I am extremely proud and honored to share my first children’s adventure! Follow Ellie and her four emotional dragons (Naz, Nali, Tully, and Hani) through a day in her new scary house. Whenever Ellie gets scared, sad, angry, or happy, there is a special tiny dragon that magically appears to help her learn how to deal with her emotions.

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