A high-stepping tribute to friendships, musical and otherwise. - Kirkus Reviews
Ella isn't any ordinary duck. She loves to sing and swing. The problem is, no one else in her family thinks doing those things is appropriate. Ella soon finds herself roaming the pond and trying to fit in with the other singing animals. She soon learns that fitting in can be difficult. It's only when she meets another outcast does she learn it's okay to make your own music and swing to your own beat. A picture book young readers will enjoy. - Warsaw Community Public Library
Ella is different from her brothers and sisters. Less neat. And less sweet. And she sings her own songs, all day long The other animals need time to get used to it ...
An inspiring picture book about music, friendship, and the courage to be yourself. For swinging music makers ages 4 and up.
Author: Suzan Overmeer
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 11.20h x 8.10w x 0.20d
Audience: Ages 9-12
About the Author
Suzan Overmeer (1973) works as the head of the education of Music Teacher at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag and creates jazz songs and lessons for kids, through her company Jazz4kids. In 2015 she published Roze Ikke, a poetry book for young children. In 2018 she wrote the musical story Ella, the swinging duck.
Myriam Berenschotis a fulltime illustrator. After her graduation at the art academy, she gave art and drawing lessons to children. Currently, she makes so many illustrations, especially for educational publishers, that she doesn't have time to teach. Myriam likes to discover new materials and techniques, and what effects they have. Is it sweet or more angry? She also uses the computer and the IPad to create the right atmosphere. Myriam wants to touch her public. And often that is with themes that are very close. Just have a look around ...