Sometimes when you meet a character in a book, a magical spark ignites. In Mike Curato's debut book Little Elliot, Big City, readers met Little Elliot and his new friend Mouse. I fell in love with Elliot and Mouse. If you have not read it, you really should.
Didn't that just make you feel all warm inside?
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However, I know that you are really waiting to see the new cover for the newest Little Elliot book. On October 6, 2015, Little Elliot Big Family will be available to all. I want to thank the wonderful folks at Macmillan Kids for letting me preview the new book, as well as, share with you the cover and a piece of interior art. Of course lots of thanks goes to Mike Curato, who has done it again and given us another fabulous story. Little Elliot, Big Family is just as wonderful as the first book.
Isn't this a charming cover?
And yes, Mouse has a really big family. Below is an interior spread from the book. In the story, Mouse has a family reunion to attend. Little Elliot decides to go for a walk and eventually goes to a movie theater.
Mike Curato is amazing at capturing the emotions that Little Elliot feels while Mouse is away. However, in true Little Elliot fashion, the ending is just perfect. I can't wait to share this newest Little Elliot and Mouse story with students and friends. Mark your calendars for its release day, on October 6th.