Ellie Makes a Friend (Hardcover)

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By Mike Wu, Mike Wu (Illustrator)
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Ping is a new animal in the zoo. And at first Ellie is excited to meet them, but soon sees that the other animals are gushing over Ping’s unique painting style. Ellie starts to worry that maybe her paintings are not as good. Ping tries to make friends with Ellie, but Ellie is convinced the zoo is only big enough for one artist. Or is it? A sweet story about being envious and worrying about one’s own talent. — Jeanette


Ellie the artistic elephant returns in this new picture book celebrating friendship and inspiration by acclaimed author-illustrator Mike Wu.

A panda has joined the zoo, and just like Ellie, she's an artist! 

Ellie is thrilled to make a new friend, but with everyone so impressed by Ping's distinctive painting skills, Ellie starts to question her own talent. 

As she learns more about her new friend from China, though, Ellie finds that a fresh perspective can lead to new inspiration--and maybe something wonderful they can create together!

About the Author

Mike Wu is the author and illustrator of Ellie, which was selected as NPR's best of 2015, as well as Ellie in Concert, Ellie in Color, and Henri's Hats. He is also the illustrator of The Oodlethunks series. When he's not making books, he animates at Pixar, where he has worked on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, and Toy Story 3, among other movies.He attended the California Institute of the Arts, and he is the creator of children's clothing and gift line Tiny Teru. Mike lives in the Bay Area with his family. Visit him online at theartofmikewu.com.

Praise For…


"Wu's storytelling is crisp and cinematic. . . . A book full of the promise of remarkable experiences to come."—Kirkus Reviews


"Delightful. . . . The illustrations are gorgeous."—School Library Journal


"Young children will be drawn to the colorful illustrations."—School Library Connection

Product Details
ISBN: 9781368010009
ISBN-10: 1368010008
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 40
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