Businesswoman and author Callista Gingrich continues her Ellis The Elephant series of children’s books in this whimsical story Remember The Ladies which highlights several First Ladies throughout American history. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and available in bookstores October 10.
Similar to previous books in the series, Ellis travels through history where he learns about the wives of several presidents, including Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, Mary Todd Lincoln, Jackie Kennedy, Laura Bush, and several others. Ellis learns how each First Lady played a pivotal role in their husband’s administration. For instance, Ellis witnesses Nancy Reagan’s "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign.
The author does a great job of taking Ellis on a rhyming adventure through history starting with Washington and ending with Michelle Obama. It has some interesting historical facts, but it does not get so deep that a child would not understand what the story is saying. It is engaging and non-partisan, focusing on the accomplishments of each First Lady.
It is well illustrated by Susan Arciero who has drawn the artwork for previous Ellis the Elephant books and does a great job bringing the story to life.
Callista Gingrich is the author of previous Ellis the Elephant books including Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride, Yankee Doodle Dandy, From Sea to Shining Sea, Christmas in America, and Hail to the Chief. She also co-wrote Rediscovering God in America and Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny with her husband, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
She is currently President Trump’s nominee to serve as United States Ambassador to the Holy See in Vatican City.