Ellie is often in trouble at home and at school. She has trouble remembering to think before she acts. Her frustrated mother gives Ellie a small purple bracelet to remind her to use self-control. It works, until Ellie loses the bracelet. She must then remember, all by herself, to always ask, “What would Jesus do?” A timeless message for children learning self-control. Many books teaching a biblical principle use a bible story to relay the concept. However, some children get lost in the setting details of ancient times. They simply cannot relate to characters who dress, think and act so differently. A picture book, such as Elly and the Purple Bracelet , is the perfect vehicle for teaching important scriptural concepts.