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Sunday 6 March 2022

Review: Ella and Olivia: Fun Friendship Tales / Ella and Olivia: Sisters' Day Out Stories

Sisters Ella and Olivia star in these two story collections, which are being promoted as treasuries.

There's Ella and Olivia: Fun Friendship Tales, and Ella and Olivia: Sisters' Day Out Stories.

The adventures are great for developing and newly independent readers, with short stories, large print text, and lots of full-colour illustrations.

The stories feature subjects that will be familiar or relatable for young readers, and the main characters are a similar age to the children who will likely be reading about them. 

The sisters learn about responsibility and friendship, and the world around them.

A fishing excursion, party, cooking, and treasure hunt are just some of the activities the girls get to experience. They also find a lost rabbit, learn trampolining and bush dancing! 

The Ella and Olivia series is created by author Yvette Poshoglian and illustrator Danielle McDonald. There are six stories in each of these treasury collections, and each one works as a stand-alone chapter.

A third treasury collection of Ella and Olivia stories is also available, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. Plus there are around thirty other books about the two sisters.

If you have a new reader in the family, or one who is developing their confidence in reading more text, these might be just what you need.

Title: Ella and Olivia: Fun Friendship Tales / Sisters' Day Out Stories
Author: Yvette Poshoglian
Illustrator: Danielle McDonald
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $ 17.99
Publication Date: 2018 / 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760660833 / 9781743817735
For ages:  5-7 year olds
Type: Junior Fiction Younger