Ella and Mrs Gooseberry

USD $17.99

Discovering What Love Looks Like

Grumpy old Mrs Gooseberry from next door has lost her love. ‘I didn’t know you could lose love,’ says Ella. So she begins her quest to find out what love looks like and how she can help Mrs Gooseberry to rediscover it. Her mother says love is like home-cooked pie. Her teacher says it’s like lanterns in the night. Perhaps love might look like a little kitten. Ella and Mrs Gooseberry is a heart-warming picture book about a child’s understanding of love, selfless giving and how it makes you feel.

A gentle, heartwarming story about finding love.

Judith Rossell, children’s book author and illustrator

Download the teacher’s notes and the fun activity pack here 

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925335255 | Hardback |245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | Colour | 32 Pages

Discovering What Love Looks Like with Vikki Conley

School Days Magazine
“A lovely illustrated book to read with young ones showing what community and showing a little kindness can do.” Click here to view


Reading Time
“For preschool and primary readers, Ella and Mrs Gooseberry is a charming tale with a powerful message of empathy and kindness. Perhaps we can all encourage our children to look around them for signs of someone feeling lonely.” Click here to read in full


Bottom Shelf Edu Blog
“This is a charming story that will help young readers understand that love can take many forms.” Click here to read in full


Blue Wolf Reviews  In this enchanting story, accompanied by gentle and gracious illustrations, Ella learns a lot about life, and a lot about love, happiness and being kind when someone around you ‘loses their love.” Click here to read in full


Buzz Words
“would be a great inclusion in the primary classroom to spark conversation about kindness and compassion.” Click here to view


Kids’ Book Review
ran a profile on author Vikki Conley AKA Lucky Legs – click the link to find out why! Click here to read in full. 


Literacy, Families and Learning
“A little girl with her own warm heart takes the time to work out how to warm the heart of a seemingly sad elderly neighbour” Click here to view


Pinerolo  “A tender and loving story sensitively illustrated.”


Read for Fun review
“This is a wonderful story to explain love to children, as well as encouraging them to get to know their elderly neighbours and others in their community. ” Click here to read in full


Female.com.au
“A heart-warming picture book about a child’s understanding of love, selfless giving and how it makes you feel.”  Click here to read in full


R U Joking Grandad Reviews and features – Book of the Week
“Love is the theme of this book and the reader learns what love is all about. The reader will also love all the characters particularly Ella and even grumpy Mrs Goseberry (what a tremendous name). They will love the story. They will love the pictures. They will love the book.” Click to read more

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