Article Title

Little Elliot Big Family


Whitney Troxel


Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Mike Curato, Family, Friendship, Loneliness, Elephants, Mice, City, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


When Mouse leaves for a family reunion, Elliot decides to take a walk around the city. Elliot sees families together everywhere he goes. He watches as brothers, sisters, cousins, mothers and sons, fathers and daughters, even grandma’s and uncles spend time together. Elliot misses Mouse. When Elliot starts to go home he hears Mouse calling his name. Mouse takes Elliot to his family reunion and shows Elliot friends can be family too.