"I loved all the pictures of Ella and I know my grandchildren will too. This is mommy approved and an excellent first reader for young children. Everyone loves dogs and Ella is definitely a cut above the rest in picture format. Thanks Jayne, for producing a book that children will be drawn to." "This is a charming book to read with a younger child. Most pages show the dog's well-illustrated activities, and asks the child to tell about their own similar daily activities. Very engaging. Very interactive." "Doggy's Busy Day by Jayne Flaagan is a charming book that will appeal to all dog-lovers, from little children who are beginning to read, to older ones in their nineties. Her text is engaging and encourages little ones to think beyond the text. Her photographs are superb. I am looking forward to the rest of the series!" "My grandchildren - nine of them - love this book! As the grandfather of nine, I have a young child in my lap constantly begging for a story. Jayne Flaagan's book "Doggy's Busy Day" has been a hit, not only reading it aloud, but interacting with the questions she provides. I wish all children's books would use a similar format. A great gift, too. Five stars!" "I bought this book for my three year old grandson. He LOVED this book! He participated in the adventure of doggies busy day. He wanted me to read it over and over, and when I was exhausted from reading, he "read" it himself! The author really is connected to little children; she understands what they like "Ella the Doggy is a delightful read for the younger child. Questions throughout the book engage young readers as they learn about Ella. Cute photographs show Ella involved in various antics. Ella gives "high fives" when she is excited. Young children will give this a high five, too!" "This is a wonderful book for children and for adults to read to children. It's written in such a way that it's easy to start a dialog with any children. The photo's of Ella are terrific and she is a beautiful husky dog. This little book offers a big punch and I can't wait to hear about new books by Jayne Flaagan. I recommend "Doggy's Busy Day" to anyone who reads to children because all will enjoy." "The great thing about this book is that it asks questions for the child to answer in relation to what Ella the Dog is doing. This makes reading the book together even more fun because you can interact with Ella and talk about your own family and how you do things. If you love dogs, get this book!" "Doggy's Busy Day by Jayne Flaagan is a wonderful book. It is great for beginning readers and is a great family book to just sit down and read to the kids. The pictures are awesome. My 4 year old daughter loves "snow dogs " and the Ella books are perfect for her." "This book is a very cute book to read together with children. As a family always moving place to place, we don't have any animals in our home but after we read it, its made me want a doggie around us: ) I personally can't wait for Jayne Flaagan's series of the books! I highly recommend it especially for coming up holiday season little gift!" "This book is fun to read, has nice pictures and is interactive. I highly recommend it!" "I plan on buying 4 of these books for my Grand kids for Christmas. I love the pictures in the book and the questions asked to get the kids thinking. I am waiting for the sequels." "My daughter is not 2 yet so we will wait a little while to get into the discussion part of things but she LOVED LOVED looking at the pictures. Would recommend it for all ages." "Jayne Flaagan's book "Doggy's Busy Day" is a charming visual treat, featuring the photogenic husky, Ella. Filled with full-page color photos of of Ella in numerous lovable poses, the book asks young readers to notice the similarities between the pup and themselves. This book is sure to be requested over and over by any child.
About the Author
Jayne Flaagan grew up in North Dakota and made the big move to Minnesota many years ago. She lives with her husband and her goofy dog named (you guessed it!) Ella. She also has three great children. Flaagan's education and experience include many years in both Elementary and Early Childhood education. She also ran her own Home Childcare Center for over 10 years, as well as a Parent and Child Center for over seven years. Books have always been a huge part of her life and reading to children is something that she feels is critical to every child's learning experience. Jayne grew up on a farm with a Husky for a pet and she has many fond memories of him. When it was time to get a dog for her own family, she knew that it had to be a Husky. Huskies are fun, lovable and have lots of energy! Jayne and her family had a Siberian Husky named "Camper," for 10 years before he passed away. For the last five years, they have had Ella, who is a mixture of two different Husky breeds. Ella has provided so much joy and entertainment for Jayne's own family and she decided that she wanted to share the joys of having her with as many other families as she could. Thus, "Ella the Doggy" book series was born! All of Ella's books include entertaining pictures of Ella, as well as interactive text that allows the children in your life to enjoy and learn about both Ella and themselves. Welcome to many wonderful adventures with Ella the Doggy!