Elliot

Elliot 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

  • Title: Elliot
  • Author: Julie Pearson Manon Gauthier
  • ISBN: 9781927485859
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, whilElliot 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.

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    1. The librarian and the bookseller face shelving challenges the like of which you wouldn’t believe. You think all picture books should simply be shelved in the picture book section by the author’s last name and that’s the end of it? Think again. If picture books served a single, solitary purpose that might well be the case. But picture 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 hig [...]

    2. This is literally the only picture book in my (large) library system about a child in foster care. We have a few books on the subject in easy nonfiction, but this is the only one that's a story for very young children. It's not a perfect book. For example, one reviewer thought that Elliot is developmentally delayed. I think this interpretation is valid, but that's not how I read it. Elliot's parents "don't know how to take care of him" when he cries, yells, and misbehaves. I read that as a gentl [...]

    3. The idea of this book is good and perhaps even needed.cially with a difficult subject such as foster care. However, some young readers could look at this and think "it's my fault I can't be with my parents." Because the child cried he got taken away. Because the child got angryhe got taken away. Adults that read this will know the child cried he was hungry and that isn't the child's fault. Or that when the child yells he was upset about something and that isn't the child's fault. But a child mig [...]

    4. In this touching picture book about families and adoption, Elliot knows his parents love him, but they don't always understand him or know how to meet his needs. After he is moved into the foster care system, he still misses his original family, but appreciates his new caregivers' efforts of take care of him. After a few twists and turns, he ends up being placed in a forever home. The book tenderly and carefully approaches a difficult topic without placing blame on Elliot or his family. Using so [...]

    5. Elliot was a little boy whose parents loved him very much. But there was a problem, when Elliot cried his parents did not understand why and when he yelled they did not know what to do. So one day a social worked named Thomas came and Elliot was taken to a new family with a new mother and father. It was different there and Elliot’s new family understood when he was hungry, when he was upset and when he needed attention. Elliot still got to see his parents sometimes too and they had a lot of fu [...]

    6. ELLIOTWritten by Julie PearsonIllustrated by Manon Gauthier2016; 32 PagesPajama PressGenre: children's, picture book, families, adoption3 1/2Elliot's parents love him but do not know how to take care of him. He soon finds himself in another family. While they understand him he wants to go home. He is sent home after his parents learn how to take care of him. Unfortunately, his parents still don't understand him. He goes to another family that understand him but it is still the same. Will Elliot [...]

    7. I like that there is a book that covers the topic of foster care and adoption, from the perspective of the child, but I will admit that I was a little confused by the presentation. They say that Elliot's parents didn't understand what to do when he cried or yelled, or misbehaved. I think that could be 90% of parents at times. It just seemed over -simplified and from the first few pages didn't see why that would equate to a need to be taken from a home and put into foster care. Like I said though [...]

    8. Being a child in foster care is hard! Especially so when your parents love and try to take care of you best they can, without it being quite enough. I think this book would be great for kids going through that process as well as those that know others in it, wondering why their friend keeps switching houses and families. Its a shame that there aren't a lot of books that have foster-care characters, seeing as it is a prevalent part of our society.

    9. It is so important to have supportive resources available for families going through adoption and fostering, and I am not sure that this book is one of them. I fear that this book may actually confuse children more, despite its good intentions.

    10. All about Elliot as he goes through the foster care system and gets placed with a new, loving family who can provide for him.

    11. This is a great book to teach children about the foster care system and that the bunnys parents do love him, but can't take care of him. A lot of kids have gone through foster care and this would be a great book for children to relate to it.

    12. We checked this out first before purchasing, just to see if it was a fit. This is probably one of the only picture books dealing with foster care, and explaining kid's feelings, why they act out, and how to explain the parents' issues. And it hits the mark perfectly. We read it over and over and our copy is waiting to be A's adoption day present. "Forever ever" has now become part of our conversations. A probably won't remember any of this when she is older, but this book will be an amazing reso [...]

    13. Elliot is a beautiful little story about a very young child going through the foster care system. Elliot's first foster care family isn't his last foster care family, and his journey to finding a forever, forever home is troubled with similar trials and tribulations that children in the foster care system are all too familiar with.This book is a rare, little gem. There aren't many stories out there that spark a discussion between children and adults about the foster care or adoption systems, and [...]

    14. What a tough, but needed book. Elliot is a young bunny who has a family that doesn't really understand how to care for him. They love him, but they don't understand what to do if he cries, or misbehaves or is hungry. Thomas, a social worker comes along to take him to a temporary family who do understand him, while his own family learns how to take care of him. He then moves home, but things aren't really better, so Thomas takes him to a second family, and then comes back a final time to take him [...]

    15. While picture books to explain foster care are needed, this one misses the mark. While attempting to be gentle and avoid any blame whatsoever, the book makes it seem as if any child whose parents don't understand him/her would be removed from their home and placed with a series of strangers. This is a terrifying concept for young children. Because let's face it - what child doesn't think his/her parents don't understand him/her sometimes?Furthermore, there is no reason given why Elliot's parents [...]

    16. A picture book that explains in simple terms what Elliot goes through when he enters into the foster care system. I really appreciated that the story takes great care not to characterize Elliot's parents as the worst people ever to live, rather at all points it is presented that certain skills are needed to parent and that they lack these skills.The kid emotions are consistent and a pattern is used to demonstrate how the changes in environment Elliot experiences affect him.Cut paper illustration [...]

    17. My feelings were really torn about this book. On the one hand I like the attempts to explain fostering and adoption in a positive way, yet I have always found a direct honest (age appropriate) explanation to be better. Maybe I'm alone here, but using the word "foster family" would be better. If I was a child reading this, I think I would be confused.That said, a child reading this would be left with a feeling of security once adoption was explained. Of course this book would be helpful in conjun [...]

    18. Elliot's mother and father, though they love him, just don't know how to take care of him. They don't know what they need to do when Elliot cries, yells, or misbehaves. So his parents ask for help from a social worker, Thomas, and Elliot goes into the foster care system. This is extremely difficult for Elliot and everything is so different with this new family.He bounces back and forth between his real parents and foster situations, until finally he is adopted by his "forever, forever family." S [...]

    19. While books on this topic (foster care, families, adoption) are needed, this book misses the mark for me in that Elliot is removed from his home, but we don't understand why. If we are only told that his parents didn't know how to react when he cried, yelled, and misbehaved, it doesn't seem like grounds for removing him from his home. I was confused reading it at first. I think a child would be, too, wondering "What did Elliot (or his parents) do wrong?"

    20. I enjoyed the illustrations and message of this book immensely. I believe this book has the ability to be a pivotal book for children who are in foster homes or looking to be adopted. This book may help children who are in foster homes better understand what is going on. While I understand that not every situation will end up like this book, I did appreciate the overall message behind it; that while you may be scared or angry or get into trouble, there is always hope.

    21. Elliot is a beautifully illustrated story about adoption and family. The cut-outs are gorgeous and the story serves its purpose in a way that is accessible and well-written. Oftentimes "topic" books are not of the same quality as other books that have broader appeal; however, this picturebooks has quality illustrations to complement the troubling content of the narrative.

    22. What a sweet, sweet story. A very simple but clear explanation for a child describing that sometimes moms and dads just don't know how to take care of the child they have and that there is hope. Not all families are perfect and not all situations are so easy, but this is a great story about adoption and foster families.

    23. I picked up this book at work today for a customer and the little bunny on the cover caught my attention.This is the first picture book I've ever seen that discusses foster care. It's simple and fairly repetitive and while Elliot's situation won't apply to every small child in foster care it's a good introduction to the topic.

    24. Many foster children will be able to relate to the confusion and worry that Elliot faces as he moves between homes and sees his parents but no longer lives with them. After several moves he ends up finding a permanent home with adoptive parents. I thought this story was thoughtfully told and specifically addressed the fears and chaos that foster children face.

    25. Elliot is a rabbit and his mother and father do not know how to care for him. So he is place in other homes where he is cared for. Finally he is put in a home where he is adopted and we be loved forever and ever.

    26. Elliot's parents love him, but don't know how to take care of him, so the foster care system steps in to find him foster families and finally a forever family. Soothing repetition of phrases and emotions.

    27. I love the mixed media illustrations. A topic that needs attention. Maybe my mixed feelings relate more to the seriousness of the topic than the work itself. I was kind of thinking if telling a child his "parents don't know how to take care of him" is the best approach.

    28. Maybe something was lost in translation but this misses the mark. I think there is a lot of ambiguity surrounding the circumstances of the child being removed from the home which could lead the child to mistake being placed in foster care as a punishment for misbehavior.

    29. Here is a touching story of Elliot whose parents cannot look after him and he needs to find a new forever family. Soft collage illustrations help readers gently connect with this lovable rabbit that is misunderstood. A sensitive story foster parents could share with children ages five to eight.

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