A Book About Ottie Elephant in the Town 
Bridging the gap between novelty board books and picture flats, this adorable new series encourages little readers to engage with a central character and then follow a simple plot. With questions to answer (What can you see at the farm? What noises do the farm animals make?) and interactive elements throughout, the child is drawn in from the outset. A rich reading experience, designed to stimulate speech and build book-confidence. AUTHOR: Melissa Crowton grew up amongst the neighbourhoods of rural Utah where there were a lot of empty roads and open skies to look at, but not much else. She found traveling by book was a quite agreeable alternative, and has been enjoying a vast array of stories ever since. Melissa graduated with a degree in Illustration from BYU in 2012 and a Masters in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. She lives in the East Bay of California and explores the steep hills of San Francisco when she can. But not for too long, for she still has more reading to do.