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PRHC October 2022 Kids Key Titles (Eastern)

Little Echo
By (author): Al Rodin
Al Rodin


Tundra Books



Product Form:



Children: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Oct 18, 2022
$23.99 CAD


11.3in x 8.6 x 0.37 in | 0.81 lb

Page Count:

32 pages


Tundra Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Kate Greenaway Medal 2022, Nominated
Little Echo lives alone in a cave until, one day, a chance encounter encourages her to be brave and make a new friend. A gentle story about finding your own voice.

Have you ever heard an Echo?

They live in lakes and tunnels and caves.

But have you ever seen an Echo?

Little Echo lives alone in a cave. Shy, she hides away, echoing the noises around her. But Little Echo isn’t just shy — she’s lonely. And when Max comes to the cave one day, in search of treasure, Little Echo starts to discover that maybe she has a voice of her own…

CLEVER CONCEPT: The personification of an echo in a sonorific cave is a genius way to present the book’s message about loneliness, cooperation and friendship.

CHARMING CHARACTERS: The character design of the Echo is incredibly endearing (the perfect blend of cute and odd), and her friendship with Max (the treasure-hunting boy) will be beloved by young readers.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: The book’s strong focus on emotion and the importance of emotional growth should be well-received by both parents and educators.

GORGEOUS PACKAGE: Lovely, painterly artwork, spare and effective text and a smart, eye-catching design — Little Echo has it all.

STAR ON THE RISE: Al Rodin’s profile is growing steadily. He is an award-winning illustrator and received a lot of attention for his 2019 Bologna exhibition.

CO-PUBLISHER: Puffin in the UK.

AL RODIN is a writer and illustrator from London. He studied children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art and received the 2019 Sebastian Walker Prize. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries around Europe and Asia, and he was selected for the Illustrators’ Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2019. Little Echo is his first book.

Author Residence: London, UK

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Author Website: www.alrodin.co.uk

Author Social Media: @alrodin

“[E]xpertly captures that wonderful moment of finally feeling seen and embarking on an exciting journey with a new friend…. Straightforward and charming, Little Echo will be especially loved by readers who know well the struggle to speak up. Rodin’s message is quiet and gentle, but clear: It’s so much easier to find your voice when you have someone to listen.” BookPage

“A warm subterranean friendship tale.” Kirkus Reviews

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