Poor Elliot Fry. His mom scolds him for tracking mud on her kitchen floor. His dad says that he makes too much noise. And now Uncle Abe is coming over and will be staying in his room. Its not fair! Elliot complains. Im leaving. Good-bye. And so he packs a suitcase and sets out on his big round-the-block adventure.
Larry Dane Brimners story about a little boys frustrations with his family is funny, warm, and reassuring. And Eugenie Fernandess illustrations capture all of Elliots many moods.