Brooklyn-based illustrator/author Mike Curato loves drawing and eating baked goods more than anything. He combined his two passions in his debut book, Little Elliot, Big City, a story about a polka-dotted elephant who loves eating cupcakes. It is the first of a three book series starring Little Elliot and his friend Mouse, set in late 1930s New York City. The next in the series, Little Elliot, Big Family, comes out Fall 2015.
Little Elliot, Big City has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, made both Amazon and Huffington Post’s Best Books of 2014 list, and won the 2014 Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Founder’s Award.