Looking After Little Ellie

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9781582349718: Looking After Little Ellie

Five little mice...one BIG babysitting job!

When Little Ellie's mother needs to go out, she asks her friends the mice to look after her baby. The only problem is, Little Ellie isn't so little! Children will delight in the mishaps and mayhem that result when the dedicated mice try their best to look after one elephantine baby. Clever collage illustrations and a sweet and silly story make this an ideal book for very young readers.

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Mike and Dosh Archer are the husband-and-wife team who also created Yellow Bird, Black Spider. They live in England.

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PreSchool-K–When six mice agree to help an elephant friend by looking after her offspring, they discover that caring for Little Ellie presents a formidable challenge. It takes four of them to pull her stroller uphill while two push from behind. All six can't hold their own on the seesaw with her, and when it is time for a diaper change, they are totally appalled. Large, cheery color illustrations perfectly capture their struggles. Touches of realism are superimposed on the cartoonlike illustrations, with photographs of bowls on the breakfast table and of six coffee mugs beside the exhausted mice at the end of the day, as well as an enormous graphic of the baby elephant's turd. Children will delight in this funny, quirky story about baby-sitting.–Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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