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Elliot is “a powerful book about a difficult subject” says RaisingMom.ca

March 16th, 2017

“MY EXPERIENCE: …I appreciated the way that rabbits are used as anthropomorphic representations, perhaps softening this jarring subject matter. The gouache and pencil drawings are child-like and effectively portray the wide-range of emotions that Elliot feels throughout the course of the hectic back-and-forth of his journey from birth family to foster family and back and […]

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Four Pajama Press titles featured in Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 Fall Edition

January 20th, 2017

Elliot by Julie Pearson, illustrated by Manon Gauthier “Elliot’s parents love him, but they don’t know how to take care of him. When a social worker name Thomas comes, Elliot’s world turns upside down….” Going for a Sea Bath by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle “When Leanne complains that bath time is boring, her […]

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Elliot gets a 4 STAR review from E. R. Bird

October 26th, 2016

“…[P]icture books carry heavy burdens, far above and beyond their usual literacy needs. People use picture books for all sorts of reasons. There are picture books for high school graduates, for people to read aloud during wedding ceremonies, for funerals, and as wry adult jokes. On the children’s side, picture books can help parents and […]

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Elliot “a must-have for public libraries”—Youth Services Book Review

August 23rd, 2016

This is a book that tries to explain the foster care system to young children. We are introduced to a little rabbit named Elliot and told ‘His mother and father loved him very much.’ But unfortunately, they do not know what to do when Elliot cries or yells or misbehaves….Thomas tells Elliot he will find […]

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Elliot is “a must-read,” says Today’s Parent

March 3rd, 2016

“Written by Julie Pearson (an adoptive mother) and illustrated by Manon Gauthier, Elliot is a gentle guide to the foster child system from a kid’s point of view. Elliot’s parents love him, but when he starts crying and misbehaving they don’t know what to do. That’s when Elliot meets a social worker named Thomas… …The […]

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Elliot “something very, very special”—CanLit for LittleCanadians

March 2nd, 2016

“As soon as I read Elliot, I knew it was something very, very special.  And then I learned that Elliot was a translation (capably handled by Pajama Press’ Managing Editor Erin Woods) of a 2014 French-language picture book from Les 400 coups that had already won Le Prix du livre jeunesse des Bibliothèques de Montréal […]

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