© 2019 by Mike Curato. 

Merry Christmas, Little Elliot

GODWIN BOOKS, HENRY HOLT BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, MACMILLAN

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LITTLE ELLIOT was not excited about Christmas. All he wanted was to be in the Christmas spirit, and that's not even something Santa was able to give him. Elliot and his trusted friend Mouse set out on a quest to find the Christmas spirit. Together, they might just find it, but not where they were expecting. 

       "Not-a-word-out-of-place storytelling is enhanced by soft-focus illustrations done in pencil and colored digitally, which perfectly capture the characters’ expressions." Kirkus

"With elegant scenes that seem lifted from a bygone New York City, Curato again enhances a quiet story about friendship and belonging." Publishers Weekly

"The story is simple yet sometimes serious in its examination of emotions...a conversation starter about the real meaning of Christmas." Booklist

"A lovely addition to holiday collections" School Library Journal

"heartwarming" The Horn Book

Be sure to check under the dust jacket for a surprise!