Ella Ella Francinella – Imaginative, creative, and entertaining
Ella and her family are based on Barbara’s real life family members which allows her a great understanding of their personalities, yet they can do very funny and outrageous things because they are characters.
Ella Ella Francinella
A free spirited child who’s an out-of-the box thinker. She’s adventures and a risk taker. Ella is Bootie’s older sister and simply lives for Sunday dinner at Goo’s!
Francie La Rue
One of Francinella’s closest friends. La Rue is a peacemaker, always with a positive outlook. Francie always tries to find the best in most situations, but can be quite indignant when faced with Ella’s whimsical ways!
Francinella’s other cousin, everyone wants to be Alley. She’s accepting, Kind, easy going and quiet. Alley is a great listener and although she can be shy, she’s always ready to lend a hand.
Lizzie La Tish
Francinella older cousin. La Tish has a big heart and always says whats on her mind. She prefers structure and predictability, approaching things logically. However Lizzie tends to get anxious about woolies in the grass, elevators and bed bugs with her feet.
God is everywhere and so is Mr. Mouse! You can find him peeking around hidden corners whenever a very wise word is needed! He is a helper, defender, encourager, comforter, reminder, companion and best friend!
One of those guys who always makes you feel better about yourself whenever he shows up! An adventurer, he has an outrageous habit of taking excursions to San Diego at the drop of a hat!
Can be counted on to show up and drop everything in an instant if she’s needed! She is not afraid to show how brave and strong she can be when a friend is in trouble! Carolina Sue is really a great athlete and team player both on the field and off!
Mimi and Mateo
Mimi and Mateo
A cousin team that can turn a room inside out and guests upside down at ludicrous speed! They both share spectacular energy that could take you right around the moon and back again! They are also under “investigation” by you know who!
He is very mysterious! He’s like a detective who has lots of disguises so no one knowns he’s in town. We are excited to find out who Bootie really is! Only Booties’ Cat knows for sure.
She is sweet and very, very busy but at least once every 3 months whether her cousins need her or not Maddie Cakes show up full of sparkle and good cheer. “Detective” Bootie however, has not completed his investigation – IS MADDIE CAKES STILL AFRAID OF GRAPES?
A giant Grandpa almost 9 feet tall (just kidding) who loves to laugh and is especially good at laughing at himself! Grandpa Gooshy shows everyone how to keep having fun even when they make mistakes.
This book whimsically touches on three themes: Encouraging children to think out of the box. Teaching them to never give up, and helping them to overcome their fears through humor and laughter. Parents often avoid talking about their child’s fears because they do not want to draw attention to them. The truth is that drawing attention to them is the very best way to dis-empower them. In other words, lets swing open the closet door, expose the Woolys lurking behind the wire hangers and give them a pair of tap dancing shoes along with a wide brimmed top hat!