Luckily, book boxes were situated on cafeteria tables, so my guys could stand on the bench seats, flipping through books, while I stood behind them doing the same. In 15 minutes, our 4 totes were full and we headed to the floor space in the back to spread, sort, and select. Well, that was my intention. My boys were much more interested in looking through every book we picked out.
Somehow, we made our final selections, including some early readers. They've been enjoying some Henry & Mudge and Mr. Putter & Tabby, so I thought I'd add some variety to our at-home choices.
I am SO happy that a discarded library copy of There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems came home with us. Are you familiar with the Elephant & Piggie series? There are a whole bunch of these delightful books to read and re-read and get out of the library again and again. While I've read a number of other books by Mo Willems to my kids (including favorites Knuffle Bunny and Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs), the Elephant & Piggie series somehow passed me by.
Now, I'm determined to get them all out of the library! Even though that means a lot of interlibrary loan requests. They are hysterical! Gerald, the Elephant, is loud, easily alarmed, and a bit impulsive. Piggie, the Pig, is his opposite. She has a silly side and an impishness that is endearing.
The stories are a spectacular blend of art and speech bubbles. Check out this spread from We Are In A Book!:
If you need a laugh, look no further than this book!
Here are the three that we have read (again and again and again... and I don't mind one bit!)
There Is a Bird on Your Head!
We Are in a Book!
Should I Share My Ice Cream?