I Will Fly and Paul the Elf Owl by Elan Ezra are two unique children’s stories that encourage us to follow our dreams.
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I Will Fly is the story of Joel the Fish who dreams of flying with the birds. The other fish all make fun of him, but Joel never gives up on his dream, and he eventually proves that anything is possible with a little bit of faith!
Paul the Elf Owl is about a baby elf owl that is just learning to fly. He is excited to explore the world, but his excitement is cut short when Gary, a larger owl, begins to make fun of him. Gary continues to bully Paul, and Paul begins to feel ashamed of being small. But when Paul is the only one who can help in an emergency, he realizes that being small can actually be the best thing of all!
As far as children’s stories go, I thought these two were well done. I Will Fly teaches you to keep following your dreams, even when the world says it cannot be done. Paul the Elf Owl teaches you to be confident in your own abilities and to forgive your enemies. Both lessons are well expressed, and the characters are some that we can relate to.
I will say that it felt like the stories were a bit rushed at times, and could use a little more fleshing out, but I think I got an early copy. I rate them a 4 out of 5, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a couple of children’s stories with good meanings.
About the Author:
Elan Ezra began his love of children’s literature when he was 21. He would read to his kindergarten class, and when he ran out of stories to tell them, he made up his own. At the moment, I Will Fly and Paul the Elf Owl are his only two stories available, but I believe he has plans for more in the future. To learn more about this author and his works, you can check out his Amazon Page or connect with him on Facebook. The author’s photo was taken from Amazon.