Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PETE'S DRAGON: ELLIOT GETS LOST by David Lowery / Toby Halbrooks / Book Review #PetesDragon

PETE'S DRAGON is in theaters now! To celebrate the release of Disney's newest live action, family, friendly movie, I'm featuring three of Disney Press's newest book releases that fans of Pete's Dragon will love. Today's feature is for what's sure to become a beloved children's picture book, ELLIOT GETS LOST.


By: David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks

Illustrated by: Benjamin Lowery
Published by: Disney Press
Released on: June 28th, 2016
Ages: 3-5 
Purchase from: DisneyAmazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It
*I received a copy of this book to review from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review

Elliot the puppy is lost in the forest, and needs to find a new home. Will it be with a family of sheep, or a questioning owl, or maybe some playful fox cubs? Or will his search lead him somewhere else? From the screen to the page, Elliot Gets Lost will bring the fun and heartwarming story of a lost puppy to readers of all ages. 

Seen in the 2016 movie Pete's Dragon as one of Pete's prized possessions, the picture book was brought to the page by the film's creative team, and features never-before-seen illustrations. Fans of the movie and picture books alike will love this story of a young puppy's journey.

Elliot Gets Lost is the perfect way to introduce kids to the movie, and/or continue to fuel your love of Disney's newest beloved movie.  Inspired by the picture book featured in the live Pete's Dragon, ELLIOT GETS LOST, is an adorably illustrated picture book about a puppy named Elliott who gets lost in the forest, and with a little help from a few of he new forest animal friends, finds his way home. We loved this book, and read it numerous time prior to the movie's release. It was a great way to get ready for one of our most anticipated movies of the year. 

Whether or not you've seen the movie or plan on seeing it, this is one book I highly recommend picking up! It's a fantastic stand alone story. You don't need to see the movie to fall in love with this sweet Elliot, but if you do, be prepared to fall in love with both this book, and larger than life size Elliot from the movie. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~