New Recommendations: The Elephant & Piggie Books

Mo Willems is a genius. My kids have been loving his Pigeon books for years, especially Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. They are hilarious and silly, outside of the normal realm of a book experience – about as interactive as a reader and a book can get.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

However, my boys and I have discovered another series from Mo Willems from our local library. He has a bunch of books for first readers called the Elephant & Piggie books. Kids who are reading on their own will find them manageable to read, but they are also hilarious. My boys eat them up, and my almost two year old grabs them on her own and looks at all of the pictures.

The most creative one we have found (so far) is called We are in a Book!

We are in a Book!

Gerald (the elephant) and Piggie discover someone is staring at them. A monster? No. A reader! They discover word bubbles, and they figure out how they can “trick” the reader into reading the word “banana.” Their antics quickly dissipate when they realize the book must come to an end. What will they do before the inevitable ending arrives?

If you have a beginning reader, you really need to look into getting these. For one, they are great practice books for those first language lessons. Secondly, they are entertaining and funny, unlike other first reader books which make me want to stab out my eyes with ballpoint pens. If you have beginning readers in your family, you know the feeling. Trust me, you need these books!

  1. #1 by Franklyn on May 23, 2013 - 8:48 am

    w parę afer zupełnie nie wstał Franklyn poprzednio
    dekretem. Wiecznie w istocie się szczęśliwym trafem
    dla niego
    składało, że świadkowie oraz oskarżyciele włazili na miny, oraz
    owo do tej pory na etapie
    dochodzenia. Zaś Rościsławski z sporych ochrony podporządkował czyściutki niczym
    łza. W
    końcu komplet wprzódy wiedzieli, że doglądanie go owe profesja bezpłodne tudzież
    niebezpieczne. Ktokolwiek z nieszczęsnych kontrolerów obok.

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