Ellie and Lou book The Meaning of Friendship

A heartwarming story about the power of friendship, kindness, empathy & cooperation.

Ellie and Lou – The Meaning of Friendship is a tale that will warm the hearts of young readers, parents & educators. It is an inspirational children’s book about the power of kindness, compassion, and the rewards of helping others. It shows how any act of kindness can make a difference in someone’s life. And it does so through the journey of two elephants.

Ellie and Lou – mom and daughter elephants – got separated from their herd and are extremely hungry, but Ellie is determined to make things better.

When they were almost losing all hope, they found an old friend, a kind gorilla named Sam. With his help and the help of newfound friends, they overcome their challenges.

A book to start meaningful conversations

This meaningful story reminds us to be kind and to help our friends in need.

With beautiful illustrations and a moving story, this warm-hearted book gets at the essence of how to help children be more compassionate – by teaching them the importance of being a sympathetic friend.

A touching short story that opens a dialogue about resilience, life experiences, the importance of friendship, and the chance to make a positive change in the world. A gentle reminder that kindness, compassion, and friendship matter. Whether you are offering a helping hand or a friendly smile, you can make a difference in someone’s life.

Searching for kindness and friendship books for children?

Ellie and Lou will help encourage your children and students to offer kindness and empathy to others and to be a good friend.

Young readers will learn the importance of treating others with kindness and compassion. Children will discover ways to implement traditional values of friendship, empathy, cooperation.

It will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on emotions, like the work of Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Hill (Be Kind), Jacqueline Woodson (The Day you Begin), Alice Schertle (Little Blue Truck), and Grace Byers (I am enough).

An excellent choice for young readers, this picture book is perfect for:

Early readers, ages 3-8 Storytime or anything sharing.

Reading out loud at home or in a classroom.

Starting conversations with children about kindness, friendship, sympathy, and resilience.

Follow Ellie & Lou, Sam the gorilla and the other animals in the jungle on their journey. Along with Ellie and Lou, your child can learn the importance of empathy, kindness, and cooperation

Ellie and Lou and The Meaning of Friendship by Kiana Sosa