Elliot

Elliot

Book - 2016
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Elliot's parents love him very much, but all is not well. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. One day a social worker named Thomas comes to visit, and Elliot's world turns upside-down.Manon Gauthier's soft collage illustrations feature approachable rabbit characters, while Julie Pearson's soothing, repetitive text guides Elliot gently through the foster child system. The new families that care for the little boy are kind, but everything is strange and new, and the sudden changes make him want to cry and yell AND misbehave. Then, when it becomes clear that Elliot's parents will never be able to take him back, Thomas sets out to find Elliot one last home - a forever, forever home with a family that will love and care for him no matter what.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Pajama Press,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781927485859
1927485851
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Woods, Erin
Gauthier, Manon 1959-

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CatherineG_1 Sep 03, 2017

This was a tough read about Elliot, rabbit who went to a foster home. His own parents could not take care of him so he was placed with another family who could see to his needs. After a time, Thomas, his social worker tells Elliot that his own family will never be able to have him back. He sti... Read More »


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CatherineG_1 Sep 03, 2017

This was a tough read about Elliot, rabbit who went to a foster home. His own parents could not take care of him so he was placed with another family who could see to his needs. After a time, Thomas, his social worker tells Elliot that his own family will never be able to have him back. He still sees them but Elliot knows that his old home is not the best place for him. Thomas helps him to see that adoption is the answer. In the end, an adopted family chooses Elliot. He knows that he will be with them forever and they will always love him.

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kaihe
May 11, 2017

As a parent, I found the book disturbing.

The story is about adoption. But the wordings are so unclear that it sounds like the reason that Elliot needs an adoption is that his parents do not ALWAYS understand what he needs, which happens in every single family! We are not mind readers, especially when young children cannot express themselves very well. Families understand each other through continuous communications.

For little kids, it may also convey a message that they can find a new family whenever they do not like their current one.

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libraryeee
Oct 06, 2016

A great book for foster children

Mariangela_S Aug 03, 2016

Sometimes, the families we are born into are not the best match. Elliot's journey to find the perfect family is explained in a simple manner which kids will understand. Happy ending too!

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