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Little Elliot, Big City


AMID THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy, like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter, a friend.

       "[Curato is] a terrific emerging talent, with gorgeously rendered images that bring to mind the moodiness of Chris Van Allsburg and the sweetness of William Joyce." 
Publishers Weekly

       "Curato...tucks several gentle messages into one simple story that’s perfect for the age group. It is, however, his almost cinematic artwork that’s the real showstopper." Booklist

"The simple story is told in 17 short sentences that allow Curato’s magnificent 1940s-style illustrations to carry the tale."  

School Library Journal

"[Curato] beautifully renders the images in rich earth tones
that are soft and smooth." 
The New York Times

Winner of the 2014 

Founder's Award

Original Art Show

Society of Illustrators

"Most Charming"

Best Picture Books of 2014

Huffington Post

Best Books of 2014: Ages 3-5


2015 Picture Book of the Year
New Atlantic Independent
Booksellers Association


2015 Ezra Jack Keats
New Illustrator Honor

Ezra Jack Keats


Honorable Mention

Best Picture Books of 2014


Award of Excellence

2015 Illustration Annual

Communication Arts


I stop by The Children's Book Podcast to talk with Matthew C. Winner about Little Elliot, Big City

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