Samuel Narh is a natural storyteller. He loves to paint stories with words. He aims at touching and moving people with his stories.
Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite
Elle is from a small town on the beach called Portuana. She loves all of nature but she especially loves trees. Each day she wakes up she wants to be able to grow more of them. One of the things Elle does besides building sandcastles and playing on the beach is collecting seashells. Once she gets enough, the little girl goes to the market to sell them for the right price. She adds the money to her piggy bank until she has saved enough to purchase more trees for the beautiful town she loves.
I found Elle of Portuana by Samuel Narh such an adorable story that had many underlying ideas and lessons to it. It teaches children to care for their surroundings and nature as well as the fact that they can make a difference in their environment by simple acts such as planting trees and other flora to help heal our ecosystem. I find this book a really important example since global warming has become a serious issue and the earth is facing an existential crisis. Trees and other flora are what can help save our planet, and we need future generations to be aware of these issues. I also really enjoyed the colorful pictures that went beautifully with the story that Samuel Narh has written for his young audience. I loved how much detail has gone into each picture, right down to the tiny details of the leaves on the trees. Elle of Portuana by Samuel Narh is definitely a great book to address the subject of preserving our environment and ecosystem and I would definitely recommend it to friends for their children.