Friday, November 3, 2017

Little Elliot, Fall Friends by Mike Curato

Title: Little Elliot, Fall Friends
Author: Mike Curato
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: August 29, 2017
Pages: 40
Source/format: From Publisher//Hardcover

Rating: ☆☆☆

Synopsis (from

It's autumn in the Big City! Little Elliot and Mouse love the hustle and bustle of the city streets. But sometimes it feels like there are too many people, too many noises--just too much! The best friends decide to get out of town for a vacation in the countryside. There, they'll discover the sights and smells of autumn in the country. Everything is more fun when shared with a friend!

M Y  T H O U G H T S
Little Elliot, Fall Friends is the fourth book in the Little Elliot picture book series. Mike Curato illustrated a wonderful book for everyone of all ages.

The soft muted colors are timeless. Curato transports readers to the countryside where Little Elliot and Mouse go apple picking and hang out with the barn animals. The countryside is much slower in pace and Little Elliot and Mouse start to wind down more when they escape the craziness of the big city. They learn to appreciate nature and enjoy nature's bounty. 

The scenery is bursting with the fall foliage, pumpkins and apples. The picture book focuses on slowing down, reconnecting with nature and to embrace coming together as a family as well as making new friends.

This is the perfect picture book for this time of year and for children to understand the changes of the season from summer to fall. The warmth of the illustrations provide a cozy feeling.


  1. This book looks so cute. I still have to grab a copy from the library to check out. My only regret is that they had to let go of the Little Elliot, Big naming convention for the books. Alas.

    1. I love the Little Elliot series! Mike Curato never disappoints!