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$2.99 at time of review
Video Review:

Ellison The Elephant

Age Level: Ages 0–5, Ages 5-8
By Developer: Oceanhouse Media

Ellison the Elephant is a delightful story about a young elephant that is having a heck of a time getting his trumpet to blast like the other elephants. Despite encouragement from his mother on just how special and individual he is, Ellison is despondent. Along his travels Ellison meets up with a weasel, who in turn helps Ellison find his own voice, and a very special and musical voice it is! Now Ellison is the envy of the other elephants, which priorly teased him incessintantly.

This is a great story to bolster up a childs confidence. It is expertly narrated and a delightful read.

The app allows for: read to myself, read to me and auto play choices. You can record not only your own voice, but several voices, allowing one to have different voices for the different animals speaking. In addition to this, the words are highlighted as the story unfolds, aiding a child in recognizing the written and spoken word.

During the auto play version, at any point one can tap a word to hear it. This pauses the app. A double tap allows the sentence to begin again. This feature works in the read it myself version as well. This is perfect for any child that may get “hung-up” on a word while reading, allowing them to easily read on their own - receiving any necessary help from the app itself. That's another confidence booster right there!

Is it worth $2.99? In my opinion? Absolutely!!!

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Designed for children 3-7.


  • ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
RECORD your own narration & share it with others

  • SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation
  • KEEP kids in the story with parental controls

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