This is the delightful tale of a brave girl named Ella who puts aside her fear of the dark to help her best friend Ollie.

  • Picture storybook with beautiful illustrations on every page.

  • For young readers aged 6-9 years. Great bedtime story for younger children.

  • Teaches children they shouldn’t fear the dark and how to manage change.


A bright sunny day turns dark, windy and rainy! Ella and her little dog Ollie, who were playing in the woods become disoriented and lost. What’s worse, they also become separated! Ella is afraid of the dark and wants to go home to the safety of their little blue house but first she must find her best friend Ollie! So, she bravely makes her way through the woods and finds him. Once they are reunited, together they hatch their plan to find their way home. Their adventure teaches Ella and Ollie that they can smile and not be afraid of the dark!

Available for Kindle and in paperback.

What readers are saying ...


               Reader’s Favorite 

Ella Says – I’m Not Afraid of the Dark! by Anu D. Misa is a wonderful children’s story. It’s a short story accompanied by some amazing illustrations, bright and colorful, telling the story along with the words. The story is written in nice simple language and is very easy to follow along with. As well as being a story, it also teaches children that they shouldn’t be afraid, especially not of the dark, that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and that having the right friends with you makes all the difference. Picture books are not the easiest to write but this one strikes the perfect balance between narrative and pictures. It is perfectly aimed at its target audience of 6 to 9-year-olds and will delight kids everywhere as it moves seamlessly through the story.

Captivating Story and Illustrations!

The storyline is educational and fun to read. The illustrations ‘really pop off the page’. My daughter loved the characters as did I. Easy to understand. We are looking forward to reading it again! Thanks. 

– Toni from Toronto


This was so much fun to read and the illustrations were wonderful. I'm always looking for books for my great nieces and nephews...sure to be a hit if they like it half as much as I did. 

– Anna C

Lovely and educational!

My six-year-old son loves this book. I enjoyed reading it, too (kindness was a theme). Full of beautiful illustrations, and Ollie the dog is very cute. We can’t wait for the next book in the series to be published!

– Amazon customer



Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.  

-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


There are about 100,000,000,000 galaxies in the universe – that’s 100 billion! There are about 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe – that’s 300 sextillion! 


We live in the Milky Way, one of those 100 billion galaxies. This galaxy alone has about 400 billion stars and our sun is one of those stars. The Milky Way galaxy has at least 100 billion planets. The sun is the centre of our solar system, which also has 8 planets. Earth is one of them.

Ella knows all this and wants to learn so much more about space. She has very big plans for when she grows up …. bigger than a truck, bigger than a house, even bigger than the entire world! She is going to be an astronaut and explore space. She dreams about it day and night! 


She is going to be just like the very first woman who went to space in 1963, Valentina Tereshkova. In June of that year, Valentina spent almost three days in space, orbiting around the Earth 48 times in a space capsule. Since then, a total of 62 women have travelled through space – Ella plans to join them in their achievements!

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