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Fairgoer1280
Hi Dr. Elana, i hope you're doing fine today.
FAIRG0ER905
Where did you get the idea about the characters in your book?
Fairgoer1280
Hi Elana, how did you came up with the Book Title ?
Fairgoer1286
Wow! This is new!
Fairgoer688
I'm impress how easily you can change your voice! You just ggiven your characters a life. Do you do book reading? I'm sure kids would ya
Fairgoer688
*love
Fairgoer1291
Hi Elana, How did you learn to be a ventriloquist?
Fairgoer688
How did you came up with the illustrations in this book?
FAIRG0ER905
What is your most favorite part of the book?
Fairgoer748
Hi, I just came in. What is your book all about?
Fairgoer748
What is the meaning of your book? why is it in titled Splunkunio
Fairgoer688
Hi Elli! His looking good today, pls join us!
Fairgoer744
Hi Elana
Mario G - RM
HI Elana! It's nice to see to you today! Very good, finally we are able to have you here! Florine
Fairgoer744
Do you consider writing another book, and in a different genre?
Fairgoer688
As a writer, what would u choose as your avatar or spirit animal?
Fairgoer37
Can you show me/us your puppets?
Fairgoer963
Fairgoer963 26 sec. ago If you could tell your younger writing self, anything what would it be?
Fairgoer744
Wow! You are very talended Elana.
Mike
Good bye Ellie!
Fairgoer744
Hi Dr. Elana.
Fairgoer1850
Hi, do you still perform right now?
Fairgoer1849
Nice story Dr. Elana
Fairgoer1850
Do you do your own illustrations?
Fairgoer744
Can you do a quick puppet show to us?
Fairgoer991
Wowww wow a talent Dr. Elana! smile
Fairgoer1850
OMG! You're Amaaazing!
Fairgoer991
smile smile
Fairgoer1850
This is Fun!
Fairgoer744
Thank you for your time today Dr. Elana
Fairgoer1921
I love Ellie !
Fairgoer1921
Love your necklace .
Fairgoer1922
Hi Elana, how do you know when kids are enjoying with what they are reading? I'm a single mother.
Fairgoer1921
Lovely Ellie.
Fairgoer1924
This reminds me of Sesame Street.
Fairgoer1921
Where's the rest of the puppets?
Fairgoer1926
Lots of puppets, where did you bought them?
Gladys
Bullying happens in reality. I appreciate Big Bully Holly Howzer transforming from a being a bully into a friend.
Marco
We can see both pictures, though the text is a bit small.
Gladys
Ellie! My daughter has been waiting to see her. Saw her yesterday, and she can't get enough of yesterday.
Gladys
That was wonderful Ellie!
Gladys
Thanks for the wonderful song.
Gladys
You really are amazing Ellie. I think my daughter has a new favorite song to sing.
Gladys
She likes the last song you did, just now.
Gladys
Bye Ellie! We hope to see you in another show.
Fairgoer1920
Such a cute and intelligent puppet!
Fairgoer1920
I've seen Ellie the Elephant
Fairgoer1409
Wow! I bet that this can be in the movies.
Fairgoer2065
How did you came up with the idea or storyline for your books?
Fairgoer1920
When did you decide about writing these books ?
Fairgoer2065
It really helps. I'm gathering some information because I'm also just started writing.
Fairgoer1409
You really are a talented person.
Fairgoer2065
Can you provide any tips to new writers?
Fairgoer1920
I heard that there's a big book fair in Tucson, Arizona happening next year. Will we be able to see you there?
Fairgoer1409
My Son is smiling while listening to Ellie Singing.
Fairgoer1409
He's 6 Years Old.
Fairgoer383
Wow, A puppet show!
Fairgoer383
you have art?
Fairgoer1248
How long did you practice that skills?
Fairgoer1406
Do you also play live, I mean in a physical stage?
Fairgoer1248
You have a new puppets?
Fairgoer1406
What is the story of Splunky?
Fairgoer1248
so what is splunkey is he a bird?
Fairgoer1406
How did you start with that idea? or story?
Bob
How many books you have?
Howard Martin
nice illustration, who did that?
Howard Martin
The recent one you showed in the screen.
Fairgoer383
Can you show your painting to us?
Bob
You're open for a physical bookfair?
Fairgoer1248
where did you published your book?
Howard Martin
Yes, Please. I want to learn to be a puppeteer.
Fairgoer2280
Hi Dr. Elana! You mentioned that you wrote songs too. Can you give us a sample?
Fairgoer2280
Yes we can smile
Fairgoer991
The paintings were soo attractive!
Fairgoer2310
When does your inspiration strike usually for the paintings? Are there specific times or at random times? Great paintings by the way!
Fairgoer991
Such a great talent, Dr. Ashley!
Fairgoer991
Hello Elliee!! So glad to meet you today smile
Ford
Splunkey so nice to finally meet you! Thank you for introducting Dr. Elana Ashley to us!!
Kim
Tell us more of your grandfather's story pleaseeee!
Ford
Looking forward to meet you too!
Kim
Will you be displaying them virtually too? Can't travel to IL.
Kim
Thanks, Dr. Ashley. I'll shoot you a message later.
Ford
Wow! First time to see your painting but now I'm excited!!
Ford
I like anything about planets, universe and anything related to celestial bodies.
Ford
Wow!! What an interesting backstory Dr. Elana! You truly are talented.
Kim
What does the symbol on the shield mean?
Ford
It looks like the leaves are in 3D.
Fairgoer2327
Yay! I'm waiting for Ellieeee!
Fairgoer2327
Wow! Really, Dr. Ashley? That's actually a very great deal.
Ford
Wow! Free merchs. Now I'm hypeeed up!!!
Ford
i love your outfit elie. you're a great singer! how do you do that?
Ford
I've had fun
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Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler – Splunkunio Splunkey Detective y pacificador Caso segundo: La gran abusiva Holly Howler

¿Es su hijo un abusivo, víctima o espectador?

La gran abusiva Holly Howler es una estudiante nueva que empuja a los niños para ser la primera en la cola del almuerzo y arrebata cosas de otros estudiantes; todo, sin que la maestra se dé cuenta. Parece que nadie puede hacer nada para detener a Holly, hasta que Splunkey, un detective que busca la paz, anima a Ellie y a su mejor amigo, Ilay, a ver a Holly de una manera totalmente nueva. En este encantador relato infantil, los pequeños aprenden maneras creativas de lidiar con personas abusivas.

“Qué historia tan evocativa, sensible y original… Este libro se necesita en cada biblioteca, salón de clase y hogar… La maravillosa imaginación de la autora y su originalidad al ilustrar y escribir nos enseñan a todos la respuesta a la pregunta: ¿abusivo, víctima o espectador?”

Joan Franklin Smutny, Directora, The Center for Gifted-

Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity, Glenview, Illinois

Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler

Is your child a bully, a victim or a bystander?

Big Bully Holly Howler is a student who shoves kids to be first in the lunch line and snatches things from other students-all without the teacher’s knowledge. It seems there is nothing anyone can do to stop Holly-until Splunkey, a peace-loving detective, encourages Ellie and her best friend, Eli, to look at Holly in an entirely new way. In this delightful children’s tale, youngsters learn creative ways to cope with bullies.

“What an evocative, sensitive and creative story… This book is needed in every library, classroom and home… The author’s marvelous imagination and originality in illustrating and writing teach all of us the answer to the question-bully, victim or bystander?”

Splunkunio Splunkey Detective & Peacemaker Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet

Ellie Elephant is upset with the behavior of a new student at her school – someone who is acting badly with her and with her friends. She cries out for help, and someone who had helped her once before appears on the scene – Splunkunio Splunkey!  Her newest friend asks her lots of questions so that he can provide Ellie with helpful answers.

Ellie explains that Holly Howler has been doing things like shoving her in the cafeteria so that Holly could become the first one in the lunch line; or grabbing the basketball from her and her friends when they are playing at recess and will NOT give it back; or taking the wagon of a friend and running out of the school with it and lots more… In short, Holly acts like a Bully!

To get more help, Ellie invites over her best friend – Eli Elephant – and they continue to learn more about the various problems Holly is creating for everyone.

With lots of information having been shared, Splunkey offers Ellie significant advice and then leaves as he has someone else to help.

With Splunkey’s advice and Ellie’s common sense, Ellie magically transforms the Bully Holly Howler into a Friend! Read the book to find out how Ellie accomplishes her goal.

Features of My Book that Can Persuade People to Read it:

  • My book teaches the importance of high values and standards for developing effective communication skills and appropriate behavior when interacting with others – qualities such as  honesty, respect, dignity, kindness… as in the words of Splunkey: “To Make A Friend, You Need To Be A Friend!”
  • The storybook characters are Animal Puppets. Puppets are a fabulous medium for conveying thoughts, feelings and ideas – they talk openly and honestly about what is in their minds, hearts and spirits!
  • By using specifically Animal Puppets as the storybook characters, I am eliminating the issues of race, religion, nationality and ethnic background.
  • The settings in Big Bully Holly Howler are real-life settings – in a school, in a home, in the out-of-doors. Puppets are living the lives of children and presenting real-life struggles of friendship and bullying in a real school setting. Children feel familiar and comfortable with real-life settings.
  • This book also appears in the bilingual form combining English and Spanish. Individual children and their family members can learn individual words, phrases and sentences in Spanish or in English. For example, Parents who primarily speak Spanish, can learn ways to express themselves in English.

 

Using the English translation or the English-Spanish edition, a child can read the book alone, and also practice reading together with family members at home; with students at school, and with other children as a group activity after school. A dramatic group role play could even be used in a business office or  professional workshop (since we know full well that bullying is not confined to schools.!!).

  • Ellie Elephant combines her own quick thinking and common sense with the smarts and advice of Splunkey to be the one to magically transform the bully into a friend — into her personal friend!! Ellie is a model for all students.
  • To add to the uniqueness of the book, following the story, I have added a list of questions for parents and teachers to use when discussing the story with their children and students. In addition, I further include an original poem – “Why Are You A Bully?”  The questions and the poem are great kick-offs for discussion and roleplay for people of all ages.

Teaching Guide for Educators and Parents

Bullying & Prevention Strategies: Interview with Educator and Author Dr. Elana Ashley