Kidlit County, Little Elliot's Neighborhood

Little Elliot Goes to China!

littleelliot_dolphinLittle Elliot and I just had an amazing trip to China to promote the release of Little Elliot, Big City in Mandarin! My Chinese publisher, Dolphin Media, invited me to Wuhan and Shanghai to meet some new little friends. While there is so much to talk about, I am working on a tight deadline for the fourth book: Little Elliot, Big Country! So, in lieu of writing all about our adventures, here are some selected photos from the trip. You can see more on my Instagram account. Many many thanks to Dolphin Media for an experience of a lifetime! Xie xie!

Little Elliot, Big Tower

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Here we are at the ancient Ming Quing market street.

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A pic with our gracious hosts

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The student on the right made this beautiful scroll for me. It says Little Elliot Big City!

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Students work on their own Little Elliot stories.

Wuhan South Lake School

Wuhan South Lake School

Just JK Rowling and me taking up space in a Chinese bookstore.

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Nice turnout at Wenhua Bookstore in Wuhan

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New friends at Wenhua Bookstore!

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At Dolphin Bookstore, kids wanted to see me draw Elliot taking a bath and playing with Spiderman.

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Ni hao from Shanghai!

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Channeling Hitchcock at my Chinese book release

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signin' some books!

signin’ some books!

We're in China. In case you couldn't guess.

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Exploring Tian Zi Fang with my translator, Chloe.

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Little Elliot and his great great great great great great great great great grandpa! #familyreunion

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Elephant trunks for lunch!

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OMG. I can't stand the cuteness.

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Shanghai International Children's Book Fair!

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Talking about my work at the Shanghai International Children's Book Fair

Talking about my work at the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair

This little friend requested that I draw her buying Elliot ice cream. I couldn't see how deer-in-headlights she was while posing for this photo! Apologies!

This little friend requested that I draw her buying Elliot ice cream. I couldn’t see how deer-in-headlights she was while posing for this photo! Apologies!

Me with Dolphin CEO Andy and her son Duo Duo

Me with Dolphin CEO Andy and her son Duo Duo

This meal mad me so sad. Because I know I will never find Chinese food THIS GOOD back home.

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The Bund

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Shanghaiiiiiiiiii!

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My editor Nathalie and I celebrating at the close of the Shanghai International Children's Book Fair.

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Shang-bye, China!

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