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Little Elliot, Big City
by Mike Curato


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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."  Read more...


 
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Overview

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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805098259
  • ISBN-10: 0805098259
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds

Series: Little Elliot

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Elephants

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-06-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

First in a series, Curato’s debut introduces a tiny polka-dotted elephant who lives in a Hopperesque 1940s Manhattan. Elliot is so small that he cowers on the subway platform so as not to be stepped on, and while he’s literally the elephant in the room (or on the sidewalk), his fellow seen-it-all New Yorkers give him nary a notice wherever he goes. Despite the annoyances and hazards of the city, Elliot soldiers on like so many others in the Big Apple, savoring “small treasures.” His life opens up unexpectedly and dramatically when he meets a white mouse, “someone even littler than himself.” Together, they make a great team, especially when it comes to facilitating the purchase of Elliot’s favorite treasure, cupcakes. Curato’s writing is a tad literal and makes Elliot seem a bit more pathetic than his images convey. But he’s a terrific emerging talent, with gorgeously rendered images that bring to mind the moodiness of Chris Van Allsburg and the sweetness of William Joyce. Ages 4–8. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Aug.)

 
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