Excellent Ed
Stacy McAnulty Julia Sarcone-Roach
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Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM By Stacy McAnulty Julia Sarcone-Roach

Dog lovers will adore this imperfect yet lovable mutt and his quest for excellence Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent except Ed Ed wonders if this is why he isn t allowed to eat at the table or sit on the couch with the other children So he s determined to find his own thing to be excellent at only to be inadvertently outdone by a family member every timeDog lovers will adore this imperfect yet lovable mutt and his quest for excellence Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent except Ed Ed wonders if this is why he isn t allowed to eat at the table or sit on the couch with the other children So he s determined to find his own thing to be excellent at only to be inadvertently outdone by a family member every time Now Ed is really nervous what if he s not excellent enough to belong in this family This funny and endearing story offers a subtle look at sibling rivalry and self esteem, and will reassure kids that everyone is excellent at something, and that your family loves you, just as you are.
  • Title: Excellent Ed
  • Author: Stacy McAnulty Julia Sarcone-Roach
  • ISBN: 9780553510232
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover

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Agnė Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Stacy McAnulty's story is funny, adorable, cleverly devised, and it has a very satisfying ending. Julia Sarcone-Roach's illustrations are equally cute, humorous, colorful, and expressive (bonus points for a family of color!). Also, Excellent Ed has excellent page layouts!
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Amanda Grooms Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Cute book, and FREE from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!!! I wish I’d heard about that program sooner— best idea ever!
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Tasha Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Everyone in Ed’s family is excellent except for Ed. He doesn’t understand why he isn’t allowed to eat at the table, ride in the van, sit on the couch or use the inside bathroom like the rest of the family. So he decides that he’s just not good enough and sets out to find something that he is the best in. But each time he finds something, one of the others in the family shows how much better they are than he is at exactly that thing. Finally, Ed shows why he is the perfect pet in a perfec [...]
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paula Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Gr 1-3-- “All the Ellis children were excellent at something. Except Ed.” While Elaine excels at soccer, Ed (who may or may not realize that he is a dog) slobbers all over the ball. Ernie bakes exquisite cupcakes - Ed eats them. The kids even surpass Ed at the sweetly dim doggie skills that he claims for his own - breaking stuff (Elaine breaks a scoring record), losing things (the twins lose baby teeth), and forgetting stuff (the family ballerina forgets to be nervous and aces her audition). [...]
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Melanie Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
The picture of Ed on the cover is super cute. And I love the illustrations throughout. But the story itself didn't grab me. The premise is that Ed (a dog) can't figure out why he can't do what people do (riding in cars, sitting on the sofa, etc.). And then he concludes it's because he's not good at stuff that people do (losing things, forgetting things). But then he realizes he is good at some things, and he's happy again. Yawn.Or maybe it was the terrible blocky font that distracted me? Dunno.M [...]
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Juliana Lee Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
The Ellis family all got to eat at the table, ride in the van, sit on the couch, and use the indoor bathroom all except Ed, the dog. Ed worked on being excellent so that he could join the family at the table, in the van, on the couch, and in the bathroom, but so far nothing was working. Everyone else in the family was better at doing all the things Ed tried to do. But then Ed found out what he really excelled at and why he didn't eat at the table, ride in the van, and sit on the couch. Of course [...]
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Jana Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
This is a really cute story about a dog, Ed, who just wants to fit in with his family. Everybody in the family is very talented, but Ed doesn't feel like he's good at anything. Young children will have a great time reading to see if Ed figures out what his special talents are.
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Angela Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Fantastic illustrations, and I like that a family of color is depicted without it being the central plot point of the story. Text fell a bit flat for me.
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Edward Sullivan Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Cute pooch wants to be excellent at something like all the other members of the Ellis family.
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Michele Knott Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Everyone has something good and unique and excellent about them. Look for it. That's what Ed had to do, and he found it. Great message.
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Jo Oehrlein Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Ed can't figure out what there are different rules for him than for the other children in the house. (Apparently, Ed doesn't realize he's a dog and the others are humans.)He tries to figure out something that he's Excellent at, because he thinks that if he's Excellent at something it will let him do the same things (like eat at the table and sit on the couch) that the other kids do.Unfortunately, everything he comes up with, one of the other kids has done it first.At the end, he finds things tha [...]
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Cara Byrne Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
There are so many immediate pro's about this book - from sweet illustrations to the premise of wanting to be excellent like those in your family to the dog-centered story (a big pro for my preschooler) to the Ellis family being a family of color - and yet, this book is not a favorite. It was hard to keep my little one's attention and I ended up changing the words to get through the book with her. It's just a little too long and could have used some more editing. An Imagination Library Book.
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Tracey Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
diverse picture book (pets/dogs, letter "E"; preschool ages 3+)* Prominently features diverse characters: the Ellis family (5 children, mom & dad) are Black; the kids appear prominently on most of the spreads showcasing their various talents (soccer, math, dancing, baking, eating at the table) compared to Ed's lack thereof.* Suitable for preschool/kinder and up. Longer text, but a humorous and engaging plot.
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Sarah Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
A cute dog tale. Or is it a tail? I really like the way they took skills that we may not think are positive and gave them a positive twist. English is such a funny language with so many meanings to our words and phrases. This story is great for kids who love dogs and for teachers who are teaching the double meanings of our language.
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Jason Gallaher Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
I wonder all the time what goes through my puppy's mind, and this book gave an adorable look at just that! Sweet Ed wants to be excellent like all the other members of his family, and when he finally figures out what he's excellent at, I was audibly saying, "Awwwww" in the bookstore.
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Abby Rowe Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
I thought the book was excellent! At first Ed felt like he couldn't do anything that others could do, which relates to sometimes how children feel; then it gives children an insight on how everyone is 'excellent' at something!
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Donna Mork Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Very cute. The dog figures out why he's not allowed to do thingst because he can't, but because he is needed to do other things. Except he can't figure out why he can't use the indoor bathroom. :-)
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Elizabeth Brooks Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
I thought the story of the dog that feels less than adequate an unimportant was cute. the ending tied the story together. There were parts of the story that were hard to read it may have been the font. I found the pictures very cute, and my girls loved them.
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Alexis Holmes Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
This book was so cute. I think that it teaches kids a good lesson on finding something they are good at and admiring things other people may be good at. The pictures are beautiful and there isn't too much writing on each page. I really enjoyed this book.
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LynnDavidson Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Ed, the dog, wanted to be excellent at something, just like everyone in his people family.More complete review coming later.
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Rebecca Gomez Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Great for its concept and pictures, but the text is a little dry.
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Lori Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Fun, funny, and shows how our perception of a situation can change. I enjoyed it and so did my grandsons.
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McKendra Fisher Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Cute story about a dog who doesn’t know why he can’t do what everybody else in his family is.
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Becky Loader Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Ed is worried that he isn't as excellent as the other members of his family. He shouldn't be worried.He is very excellent. He is excellent at different things, that's all.
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Tracy J Hora Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Clever story + deceptively simple = great picture book!
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Isaac Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
Today, both adults and children face tremendous pressure to excel at different activities. Unfortunately, all this pressure often leaves us feeling anxious, inadequate, or unlovable…Meet Ed, the Ellis family’s beloved dog, who struggles with these very feelings. All the Ellis children are excellent at one activity or another, and Ed worries he is not good enough to belong in the family. No matter how hard Ed tries, someone else always does something better than him. However, Stacy McAnulty's [...]
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Anne Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
This is a great book for one-on-one sharing. It's a bit long and the pictures are small for group sharing. But Ed is a special dog, indeed!
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Kristen Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
The Ellis family has some excellent children. Ed, their dog, doesn't understand why he doesn't get the same privileges as the rest of the children. Maybe it's because he hasn't found his excellence yet?
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Alice Jan 17, 2019 - 19:25 PM
3.5 StarsThe view of family life from the aspect of the furriest family member! Ed can't understand why he can't sit in the van, eat at the table and pee indoors etc. Well because he is the dog! It is about being good at what you are good at and not what everyone else is good at!
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Excellent Ed By Stacy McAnulty Julia Sarcone-Roach Dog lovers will adore this imperfect yet lovable mutt and his quest for excellence Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent except Ed Ed wonders if this is why he isn t allowed to eat at the table or sit on the couch with the other children So he s determined to find his own thing to be excellent at only to be inadvertently outdone by a family member every timeDog lovers will adore this imperfect yet lovable mutt and his quest for excellence Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent except Ed Ed wonders if this is why he isn t allowed to eat at the table or sit on the couch with the other children So he s determined to find his own thing to be excellent at only to be inadvertently outdone by a family member every time Now Ed is really nervous what if he s not excellent enough to belong in this family This funny and endearing story offers a subtle look at sibling rivalry and self esteem, and will reassure kids that everyone is excellent at something, and that your family loves you, just as you are.

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