Elisabeth Ekornes is the winner of The Royal Dragonfly Book Award in recognition of excellence in literature: 2014 Best Cover Design, Honorable Mention for her first children's book: "Shelly's New Shell" that she wrote and illustrated.
"Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor, explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. "Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print."
Elisabeth also won the Reader's Favorite 5 star seal and a 5 star review for "Shelly's New Shell." You can read the review here: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/35914
You can buy Shelly's New Shell here on Amazon for only $2.99
Description of this Picture Book:
Shelly’s New Shell
Shelly tricks Crabby to switch her pink, beautiful shell with Shelly’s humdrum brown. Will this pretty pink shell be the solution to Shelly’s happiness...or are there others who are after the same shell as well?
The moral: This book teaches children not to be jealous of other kids, but to be happy with what they have, because they might lose it one day. The Grass is not always greener on the other side.
© 2013 Elisabeth Ekornes. All rights reserved
Also translated to Norwegian.
"This book is original and charming. Elisabeth Ekornes' little fable about a hermit crab that learns 'be careful what you wish for' will appeal to both kids and grown-ups. The text and illustrations are fresh and lively. Quirky and magical, Ekornes has a winner here."
- Etan Boritzer,
Author "What is Beautiful?"
“Elisabeth Ekornes is a new rising star in the world of children's literature. Her illustrations have a fresh touch with brilliant vivid colors and concept. Her song is ebullient. I thoroughly enjoyed this well crafted and delightful tale of a hermit crab searching for home, and highly recommend it to parents and children of all ages. BRAVO to Ms Ekornes for this charming and entertaining effort.”
Robert Emile Lesoine
Masters in Child Education, California K-9 Teaching Credential
Pre-School, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
Early Childhood Music Specialist Ella Fitzgerald Child Care Centers, Compton California
“A fun story with beautiful illustrations kids will love.
The song is catchy... my family sang it over and over!”
- Linda Silva
Director of Musical Beginnings (Music School)
© Copyright 2007 Elisabeth Ekornes. All rights reserved.