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. "It's not fair!" Elliot complains. "I'm leaving. Good-bye." And so he packs a suitcase and sets out on his big round-the-block adventure.<br /><br />Larry Dane Brimner's story about a little boy's frustrations with his family is funny, warm, and reassuring. And Eugenie Fernandes's illustrations capture all of Elliot's many moods.