Title: Ella’s Night Lights
Author: Lucy Fleming
Illustrator: Lucy Fleming
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Paperback
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Description:  If you look very carefully at the night sky, you might spot a teeny-tiny sparkle out of the corner of your eye…That’s Ella.

*Free copy provided by publisher for review…

Review:  This is such a lovely story with some really beautiful illustrations!  Ella, a little girl who lives in an old oak tree, spends her nights awake collecting pieces of starlight, reflections of the moon and lamplights.  She gives light to those who need it, flyig around to help those afraid in the dark.  But while Ella spends her nights awake helping others, what she truly longs for is to see the sunrise.  But Ella’s wings are too delicate for sunlight and she doesn’t think she’ll ever get to see the sun, until her forest friends help her.

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This really is such a lovely picture book that I couldn’t help but want to read it again and again!  The story is a simple one but it is so magical and I love how all the forest animals help Ella in such a lovely and magical way.  Ella is such a cute creature, looking like a little girl but having moth-like wings and antenna.  The story is lovely on its own, but it’s the illustrations that really make this such a beautiful book to look at and so engaging to read.

The illustrations are all so detailed.  Ella and all the creatures look so cute and I love how so many of the animals seen earlier on in some of the pages appear again as the story continues.  The pictures are just so detailed and lovely to look at.  There are lots of small things to spot in each double page image, so much so that I couldn’t help but just stare at each page for ages, taking in the wonderful and fun illustrations and the wonderful detail!

Ella's Night Lights book page image two
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I am sure many children will enjoy this book, it’s the sort of picture book I would have adored as a child, due to both the lovely story and the beautiful pictures.  Ella is such a lovely character, a cute girl but with moth-like parts.  Somehow having a character resembling a moth but making it so cute and lovely, makes this such a lovely read, and it’s definitely a book me and my family will enjoy sharing again! 🙂

What do you think of this book?  do you like the illustrations?  Let me know what you think in the commets below 🙂