Carolyn Fisher (Illustrator)
Join Ellie, a skin cell who lives on the derrière of a Boston Terrier, as she tells readers all about the amazing cells that make up every living thing on Earth. Did you know that every human is the proud owner of 37 trillion cells? (Give or take a few trillion.) They're the itty-bitty building blocks that stack together to make you, you! Join a smart and silly skin cell named Ellie as she explains what a cell looks like, what a cell does, how cells divide and multiply, and much, much more in this fascinating and funny nonfiction picture book.


Reviewed: 2020-12-01

Have you met Ellie? Ellie is a skin cell on the derriere of a Boston Terrier. Ellie is a great companion who will help you learn all about cells. There are vibrant illustrations that jump off the page and grab the reader’s attention. The words are incorporated into the illustrations so that you are reading about cells without even realizing it. This short book covers a lot of territory: different types of cells, definition of a cell, the parts of the cell, mitosis, how cells make energy, and the differences between plant and animal cells. Ellie even has a great way to sign off since she’s at the end of her life cycle, 14 days, she needs to split. The book also includes three cell jokes and additional resources at the end. This is an awesome resource for that curious, but reluctant, reader. Submitted by: Jamie Rabourn

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