Billy and the Ear Elves
Billy’s story teaches kids the values of patience, listening, good manners and nutrition.
Billy really loves eating ice cream, but does not like to hear the word “NO”.
One afternoon Billy politely asked his mother for an ice cream scoop and waited for his mom to say “all right”.
However, his mother told him to eat an apple instead.
Billy did not like her answer one bit. He was willing to do anything to have ice cream.
He was so angry that he forgot all about good manners and started to SCREAM!
Nevertheless, mom had a secret defense against tantrums – the Magic Ear Elves!
What would Billy do when facing them?
Read the book and find out whether Billy and his mother solved their conflict.
This colorful book is excellent as a bedtime story for early learners and beginner readers.
About the author
Ayala Saar is blessed with two children and has always had a love for literature and films.
Ayala is a certified personal and business coach. She also has an MBA-specializing in organizational management.
In the years since her studies Ayala has been working in management and in motivating people to fulfill themselves. In recent years she is also volunteers as a lecturer on professional and personal empowerment. She live in Tel- Aviv Israel
Ayala’s books combine personal experience with an extensive knowledge she acquired over the years. They are aimed so that children will develop life skills, values and good manners.
Her books are fun and filled with humor and beautiful pictures so both children and adults will enjoy reading them over and over again.
New author of children’s books Ayala Saar is a certified personal and business coach. She also has an MBA-specializing in organizational management from Israel’s Ono Academic College. Her career since graduation has been spent working in management and in motivating people to fulfill themselves. In recent years she is also volunteers as a lecturer on professional and personal empowerment.
In this very colorful book (illustrated by Kathleen Sue Mallari) we meet Billy (almost 4) who loves ice cream. One day his mother has a guest and Billy is hungry and asks for two scoops of ice cream. But his mom suggest an apple instead and Billy pouted and shouted, screaming he demanded ice cream now! When his mom asks him to ask politely and that he may have ice cream later he throws a tantrum. Mom says she understands his anger and tells Billy she has tiny elves protecting her ears. Billy sees the elves who explain to him that they `cover Mom’s ears with our magical spells. “That’s why Mom can’t hear you whenever you scream, Even if you’re just asking for more ice cream!’ After Billy gives it some thought, apologized to his mother and family and sat down to enjoy a spaghetti dinner and after dinner his mother asked who wanted ice cream and Billy replied that he did, PLEASE. And every one is happy (including the elves!).
Important lessons about courtesy and polite behavior are addressed and resolved in this dear little book by Ayala Saar. She has a way…..Grady Harp, February 15
Have you ever had a temper tantrum? Do you know what one is? Have you seen someone lose their temper? What did your mom do if you lost your temper?
Billy was a nice little boy. Today he decided he wanted some ice cream, he was hungry. Mom had a friend over, so he went to find her. He said to his mom, “I want some ice cream”, thinking his mother would say yes. But, much to his surprise, she said no, she told him he had ice cream earlier, and she offered him an apple.
Billy was astonished, he started to cry and beg for ice cream. It did not work his mother went to the kitchen. He followed and he had a temper tantrum, he screamed and cried. When you read this book, you will discover what mom said and what Billy did. The author, Ayala Saar, writes wonderful novels with lessons to be learned, and this is a good one. Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. Their children will have many questions, and they may recognize themselves in some of the illustrations. The illustrations, by Kathleen Sue Mallari, are beautiful, colorful and vivid. One of the best parts of this book is that the author wrote this book in rhyme. Rhyme is one of my favorite ways to read a child’s book, and I know most children like the lilt and the movement. Lessons learned is also one of the best methods for children to learn. This is a fun/ important book to read.
Recommended. prisrob 02-22-15
This is an AWESOME book. Billy really loves ice cream, and after politely asking for some, and being denied he cries, stomps his foot, then throws himself on the floor in full on temper tantrum style. BUT, does mom get upset, stressed out, or angry? No, she almost seems to ignore it. She has a secret weapon… magic Ear Elves! Read the story to see if this is something that might help your children!
I LOVED this book. Billy learns that yelling and screaming will get him nowhere because of the magic ear Elves. He learns if you want something you have to ask politely, even if you do not get your way. This would be an excellent resource for any parent to have on hand – especially those with young children. I also really liked how the book was written all in rhymes. It made it flow smoothly and was a very enjoyable read. I will definitely be keeping this one around for when my son is older!
Come to think of it, when I was babysitting a couple of boys when I was MUCH younger, I used to tell them something similar. It wasn’t as cool as magical ear elves, but I would tell them I cannot hear them when they yell and scream. Its just too loud for my ears to hear them right. So when they were ready to talk, I’d be right there!
I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review
This is an outstanding book for children ages 3 – 8 and P -2. The author states that it teaches good manners and having patience. Billy wants to have his way and eat ice cream when he wants it. Mom says to ‘eat an apple instead’. As one may imagine, this doesn’t sit well with Billy and he is not happy with Mom. He yells, he cries, and he throws a tantrum. Amazingly, Mom doesn’t appear to hear him. Wait until you discover the reason why she is oblivious to his actions!
At the end, Billy apologizes for his shouting and promises his mom to use better manners.
I thought it was an outstanding book that has bright and colorful drawings. Billy learns a valuable lesson and gets his ice cream for good behavior – at the end of a meal not when he wanted it! In addition to teaching children good manners it also teaches patience.