Elijah's Birthday Surprise | Madison and Elijah | Children's Books by Black Authors | | Lauren Simone Publishing
Madison and Elijah Series, Book 2
Madison and Elijah are sister and brother. Every day is an adventure. Sometimes they go on adventures together and other times they have their private adventure. In Elijah and his invisible friend, we leave Elijah excited about his upcoming birthday. In Elijah's birthday surprise, Elijah is gifted a toy fire engine. Kids who aspire to be a firefighter will delight in this story and the activities that follow. The detailed full-color illustrations in this paperback book will fascinate readers.
Reviewed By Rolanda Lyles for Readers’ Favorite- FOUR STAR
"It's Elijah's big day! Today he turns four years old, and his mom, dad, and sister, Madison, have a special party planned for him. The house has been beautifully decorated for the big day, and many of his friends are there to celebrate with him including his best friend, Rex. Rex is his imaginary dinosaur friend, and Elijah knows that Rex will give him the best gift ever. What will it be? What will Elijah and his friends do on his special day? Join Elijah for his birthday surprise!
Elijah's Birthday Surprise is part of the Madison and Elijah children's book series. The story is packed full of educational resources and activities for young minds. The Bishops did a great job of using child-appropriate language and illustrations that beautifully depict the story. Elijah's Birthday Surprise is full of imagination and fun, and I especially loved the educational review questions at the end of the book. The story also comes equipped with detailed craft projects for students to complete.
The About the Author page mentions that one of the children was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and the vivid colors of the illustrations were very eye-catching and constantly moving to keep children's attention. I connected with this because I work with children with ADHD and a book like this would be a great learning tool to help keep their attention during learning. Elijah's Birthday Suprise is a great children's educational resource to use for youngsters."
Lexile Rating: 540
Grade level: 3
Word count: 455