Little Elliot, Big City

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

  • Title: Little Elliot, Big City
  • Author: Mike Curato
  • ISBN: 9780805098259
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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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    • Стефан Русинов says:

      Една от най-хубавите рисувани книги, на които съм попадал скоро. Каквото ми трябва, го има: красиви рисунки, които сами разказват историята и могат да бъдат четени и от читатели, които не могат да четат; хумор и лекота в отношението на автора към героите и на героите към света, [...]

    • Niki (Daydream Reader) says:

      You know you have a winner of a book when a second grade student says, "I want to marry Elliot! He is so cute." The things my students say.LOL! But I really do want Elliot in stuffed animal form! I just loved this book and so did my 2nd graders. Also, added bonusI think Elliot and Babymouse would be fast friendsThey both love cupcakes! :)

    • Cheryl says:

      How cute is Elliot? So cute, that when I set the book on the table to read, by the time I turned back from pouring a drink, my 20 yo son had grabbed the book and was reading it. And when he was done he said, yes, you guessed it, "Aww, so cute."You know what I appreciate? He's not wearing any clothes. Far too often critters are wearing just a shirt as if that's a nod to decency? Or are wearing too many clothes, as if they're human. No, Elliot is comfortable in his spots, tyvm.And I just love the [...]

    • M. Lauritano says:

      This is one that is always on the back of my mind, because an agent I met told me that I needed an 'Elliot' in my portfolio if I ever wanted to get a book out there. With book two of three in the series coming out in a few days, I thought now would be a good time to organize my thoughts on this cutesy underdog story.Mike Curato makes some really interesting choices here: setting the story in 1940s New York, coloring scenes with a rich, subdued palette, and featuring a protagonist who is childlik [...]

    • Gaby says:

      THE BEST.

    • Garrett says:

      Usually this is the time when I say, "I'm not crying, you're crying!" or "Who's cutting onions in here?" BUT NO! I'll admit that this book is just the sweetest!Also, that dumb little girl looked RIGHT AT ELLIOT and still didn't help him! She was smirking at him! Elliot showed so much restraint not pushing her over and stomping on her mom's foot!

    • Mary Louise says:

      Before I even read this heartwarming story, I noticed the dedication page: "For anyone who feels unnoticed." What a sweet thought for the author to have! Little Elliot is a small elephant who feels lost and unnoticed in the big city. No one sees him, and even little things like washing the dishes are a challenge for him! One day, he comes across someone even smaller than him- a mouse- and he finds a way to help the mouse out. A friendship is formed, and Little Elliot no longer feels small. A bea [...]

    • Jana says:

      This was a cute story about a little elephant, who has a difficult time getting around the city because he's so small. He is so small that he finds it difficult to buy cupcakes. When he helps out someone who's even smaller than himself, he learns something about friendship.

    • Debrarian says:

      A small elephant feels overlooked in the big city. Meh. Appealing-enough, vintage-y illustrations aren't enough to enliven a lackluster story. Read for library book group.

    • Peacegal says:

      This is a very cute book but it threw me a little that the elephant seems directly lifted from "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Did they get permission?

    • Kate says:

      4.5/5A sweet story about a little elephant who helps out someone in need, and ends up benefitting as they work together and become friends

    • Samantha says:

      Elliot is a little elephant who loves living in the big city, but gets frustrated with being overlooked due to his size. He makes many adaptations, but it's not until he meets an animal smaller than himself, a hungry mouse, that he feels his true worth and gains a friend.Artwork has a muted color palette with a hazy green tinge to it. I really liked all of the vignettes in which Elliot adapts to a world much bigger than himself. They provided essential characterization and offered a little humor [...]

    • Angela says:

      Get a peek at Mike Curato's gentle, creative soul as you meet Little Elliot, his BIG world and his even BIGGGER heart. This is a story about feeling lost in a BIG world and then realizing that you are never alone. There are always people struggling more than you and in need of a kind hand. There is so much wonderful detail in these completely original illustrations there is not point in cataloging them here. A nice gift for young people feeling small and a must-have for school library collection [...]

    • Sassy says:

      I didn't finish it before because a mouse appeared. I hate stories with mice. Why is that a thing? I need to know. The illustrations in this book brought me back. On my re-read, I forgot the mouse was coming. The colors and style convey a sense of quiet vs noise that subtly lifts off the page. Readers will feel for little Elliot living in big 1950s New York City and his quiet life. I really couldn't take my eyes off the pages; the illustrations remind me of an episode of Archer with a subdued co [...]

    • Erik This Kid Reviews Books says:

      Little Elliot is an amazingly cute little elephant. Who doesn’t love him? Come on? Who didn’t see Elliot on the cover and go “Awwwww”? ;) Mr. Curato has written a great story about friendship. I like how Elliot meets someone smaller than him and together they tackle the big city! The illustrations are magnificent. I like how it seems to take place in the 1940’s. The cars are well-drawn (and pretty cool). The clothing on the people match the time period too. I love the feel you get from [...]

    • Kristine Hansen says:

      The setting for this story looks like New York City in the 1940s. Love the feel of the illustrations, love the storyline. There's been times in my life where I've felt very invisible so I sympathize immediately with this plight. It's hard being small in such a very big world. The real beauty of the story comes in the messages given - that there's always someone smaller than you, and that facing difficulty with a friend makes all the difference.And cupcakes. Life needs more cupcakes.

    • Mary says:

      The author dedicates this book "for anyone who feels unnoticed" and this is the heart of the story. Little Elliot is an endearing polka-dotted elephant who is always in the mood for cupcakes and is in need of a bit of attention. The 1940's style illustrations are gorgeous; I especially enjoyed the cover with the title shaped liked apartment buildings. I hope to see more Little Elliot stories.

    • Jillian Heise says:

      A new favorite picture book! Wonderful illustrations and a heart-warming story of an elephant who is all alone in the big city, but when he helps out someone even smaller than himself, he finds help in returnd a new friend. And there are cupcakes!I think Elliot and Elmer would be friends.

    • Paula Hollohan says:

      I like the character. Great beginning of the school year book about finding friends and enjoying who you are. I really like the illustrations with retro treasures. Great! Wonderful classroom storybook K-3.

    • Laura Harrison says:

      I very much wanted to be blown away by this title. Lots of buzz and publicity for it. The illustrations are warm, endearing and lovely. The story is not particularly original but very likeable. I am looking forward to more books by this author.

    • Beth says:

      No doubt we need to get Merrymakers on board with creating a Little Elliot plush doll. What a darling story and endearing illustrations! I'm not sure if this one is in contention for a Caldecott (though I think it should be) but I'm thinking it has a chance for a Geisel for sure.

    • Mary says:

      The illustrations are cute, and it's a good book for children who may feel alienated from the adult world because of size - but my favorite part was really the mouse buying cupcakes with Elliot.

    • Kristen says:

      This delighted me! It was sweet, but not cloyingly so, just like the perfect little cupcake. The art was wonderful. Nice friendship story.

    • Adam Silvera says:

      Curato's illustrations are EXCELLENT and the story is lovely. Fingers crossed for more Elliot books.

    • Kimberly says:

      Oh my word. This book is darling. I think I'm going to buy it for my sister.

    • Gigi says:

      Anyone who helps you get cupcakes is a good friend. This is an adorable story of friendship and finding ones place in the world.

    • Carrie Gelson says:

      Simple. Sweet. Certain illustrations knocked me over. A small treasure.

    • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) says:

      a small elephant and an even tinier mouse and cupcakes you really need more?! Loved the artwork and story

    • Sharon says:

      You'll eat this one up and revel in life's pleasures, big and small (d all those shaped like cupcakes!).

    • Edward Sullivan says:

      A polka-dotted elephant new to the big city and feeling invisible makes friends with a white mouse. A charming, warm friendship story superbly illustrated.

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