Audience:Children: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Dimensions:11.3in x 8.6 x 0.37 in | 0.81 lb
Page Count:32 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
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.
“[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