Merry Christmas, Little Elliot

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Henry Holt & Company
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8.8 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Mike Curato is an illustrator who loves small treasures. He has illustrated many books for children and is the author and illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City; Little Elliot, Big Family; Little Elliot, Big Fun; and Little Elliot, Fall Friends. You can find him on any given day walking around the city, eating a cupcake (or thinking about it).

"Not-a-word-out-of-place storytelling is enhanced by soft-focus illustrations . . . Young children will have fun trying to spot little Mouse throughout." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Merry Christmas, Little Elliot

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

"Curato's retro illustrations are a highlight" --Booklist on Merry Christmas, Little Elliot

"A lovely addition to holiday collections" --School Library Journal on Merry Christmas, Little Elliot

Little Elliot, Big Fun

"It's a gorgeous vision of summer in the city, as well as of small steps with big payoffs." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A bravura celebration of the healing effects of acceptance and friendship." --Booklist, starred review

Little Elliot, Big Family

"Young children will easily relate to Elliot's experience of loneliness and his relief at inclusion, both convincingly captured in this elegant tale." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"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, starred review

Little Elliot, Big City:

"[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, a debut author and illustrator, tucks several gentle messages into one simple story that's perfect for the age group. . . . Happily, expect to see more of him." --Booklist, starred review

"A tiny, spotted elephant tackles the challenges of city life. . . . The simple story is told in 17 short sentences that allow Curato's magnificent 1940s-style illustrations to carry the tale." --School Library Journal