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Read Out Loud: Mike Curato’s LITTLE ELIOT, BIG CITY

Sometimes it’s tough being a little guy in a big city. Poor Elliot happens to be one of those guys. He has to go through a lot of trouble to do the things many of us take for granted because he’s so small. Thank goodness we don’t have to shower in the sink, most of us can readily reach our ice cream, and can buy cupcakes easily! Life is rough when you’re a tiny elephant.

Author and illustrator Mike Curato reads Little Elliot, Big City, a book about a small elephant trying to make it in the big city. Elliot encounters many obstacles but doesn’t give up. Watch Mike’s Read Out Loud episode to get caught up on the Little Elliot series; Little Elliot, Big Family goes on sale October 6, 2015.

KidLit TV’s Read Out Loud series is perfect for parents, teachers, and librarians. Use these readings for nap time, story time, bedtime … anytime!

Watch Mike Curato on “StoryMakers” with Rocco Staino and MerryMakers’ Clair Frederick.
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TODAY, Sunday, October 4, 2015: Meet Mike Curato at Books of Wonder, in New York City, for his Little Elliot, Big Family launch party!

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“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

Little Elliot Big City Book Cover From Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
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! Little Elliot, Big City Activity Kit Image Your Little Elliot, Big City experience can be twice as sweet when you download the Little Elliot, Big City activity kit here

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