Book Reviews

NetGalley Review: Ella Has A Plan by Davina Hamilton, Illustrated by Elena Reinoso

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Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: Ella is fed up, but what can she do?

Her quarreling cousins are making her blue!

It’s Mummy’s big party – the family’s all here.

But two pesky cousins are spoiling the cheer!


Ella just wants them to party and play,

She can’t let their arguing ruin the day!

Can Ella fix things? She’s sure that she can,

She just needs to think up a brilliant plan…


My Review: Ella Has A Plan is a delightful story about a little girl spreading kindness while at the same time reminding readers to always choose kindness.

Ella is a sweet girl with a big heart. Her solution to the problem – her quarreling cousins – was creative. I liked that Ella looks like me at that age. I wish this book had been around when I was that little.

The cover is adorable and the illustrations very pretty! The art was smooth, colorful and detailed. Each illustration fit perfectly with the text. I loved all the beautiful black hair styles.

This story is told in verse – quatrains in aabb couplets. The rhythm was on point and drew me into the story.

Ella Has A Plan is a wonderful picture book I wholeheartedly recommend.

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