Little Elliot, Big Family
HENRY HOLT BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, MACMILLAN
WHEN MOUSE heads off to a family reunion, Little Elliot decides to go for a walk. As he explores each busy street, he sees families in all shapes and sizes. In a city of millions, Little Elliot feels very much alone —until he finds he has a family of his own!
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"Employing a restrained text, Curato mines the visuals for emotional impact...Young children will easily relate to Elliot's
experience of loneliness and his relief at inclusion, both
convincingly captured in this elegant tale." Kirkus
"Curato fleshes out Little Elliot’s personality in this installment—there are glimmers of a character with real depth beneath his cutie-pie visage—while continuing to come up with wonderful, Hopperesque images of
a bygone New York." Publishers Weekly
"The art creates an inviting atmosphere that draws readers in and keeps them lingering on each page, while the text tells an appealing story of family and friendship." School Library Journal
"Readers will appreciate amusing visual details such as mouse-size bottle-cap plates and end pages filled with mouse family photos.
A splendid follow-up to Little Elliot, Big City." Booklist
"Children often feel like outsiders for so many reasons, and that lonesome feeling is reflected here in handsome, sweeping city scenes
in muted hues, each haunted by the tiny white elephant, a solitary observer of a busy world where it seems that everyone has family but him. Elliot's warm welcome into the mouse family is a happy ending to the aching story of longing to belong." Shelf Awareness
2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards
Finalist for Children's Choice Illustrator
Children's Book Council
2016 Charlotte Huck Recommended Books List
The National Council of Teachers of English
Indies Next List
Honorable Mention for "Best Family Book"
Best Picture Books of 2015
Best Books of 2015: Ages 3-5
Original Art Show selection
58th Annual of American Illustration selection
Society of Illustrators
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