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Little Elliot, Big Family

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Elliot joins the mouse family in big-hearted tale.

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this book is amazing

u guys really need to read this book it is really good

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This second adventure in the Little Elliot series is as good as the first and carries a wonderful message about how friends can be family, too. It's great seeing the depiction of a strong bond between friends who are very different -- at least in outward appearance. And though Elliot has no family with him, Mouse has so many family members "it's very hard to keep track.?

The story in LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FAMILY is warm and reassuring and poignantly portrays emotions -- both the sadness of feeling alone and the joy of being welcomed and accepted by a friend's family. And the retro-style art is brilliantly engaging as it shows the vibrant diversity of folks in the city, from Central Park to Chinatown.

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