Ella and the Pink Creature is about me, my family, the pink creature and my new friend. The setting is the time when lots of children like me are making wishes. Like other children I am waiting for Santa to make my wishes come true. I wished for a friend and Santa answered my wish by sending a pink creature. He was friendly, taught me many life lessons and later disappeared. The pink creature returned wish a special gift for me. This gift led me to finding my best friend at school who had the same gift. This story taught me that I need to be kind to others.
The main characters are me Ella, the Pink Creature and Ruby my new friend. I am the main character who is always happy but at times sad because she had no friend. Then I get to know the Pink Creature called Merlin. He talks me that I will get a friend. In my book, Merlin teaches me how to show love to others and not to be sad. Through Merlin, I get to know Ruby. She becomes my best friend.
Are the main characters based on real people?
Myself, Ruby and my family are real people but the Pink Creature is not!! I am called Ella at home. It is a short form for Stella.
Is this book part of a series?
Is going to be part of a series. This book ends by introducing the girl who loves the girl who loves the colour pink. This is going to be the next book in my series.
Have other people read it already? What was their reaction?
Yes. At school and at home only. My mum said, ‘This is a creative story that teaches us how we can learn important lessons in life on friendship’.
My dad said, ‘'What a life changing encounter with the pink creature! This is an inspiring story from the 6 year old Ella who opens you the doors to her universe. Welcome to Ella's universe where your imagination will be stretched, your excitement increased and your outlook on friendship transformed. This story told from the heart is timeless and a must read for all children and adults alike'.
My Headteacher said ‘At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we are proud of everything Stella has achieved. Her most recent venture as a budding young author has amazed us all. Stella’s peers enjoyed hearing her story being read to them.
Stella’s class teacher added, ‘Stella is always a pleasure to teach and she is a very good role model to others. She is a conscientious, confident and kind girl who always tries her best. Her cheery, happy and positive attitude to learning is an asset within the classroom. We wish Stella continued success with her writing.