Little Elliot

Little Elliot, Big City

Little Elliot, Big City

Join the sweetest little elephant on his big adventures!

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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Starred Review"[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

Starred Review"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

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

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

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Little Elliot, Big City Activity Kit

Even amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, Little Elliot finds time to enjoy a little something sweet.

This activity kit contains everything you need to sweeten up your day with a little fun, including: a maze activity, spot the difference, draw your own decorations, a cupcake recipe, Little Elliot cupcake liners, Little Elliot cupcake toppers, and Little Elliot coloring sheets!

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