Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We've Discovered Elephant & Piggie!

A few weeks ago, my boys and I found a lucky parking spot near the frenzied front door of the county book sale. I knew it would be crowded and it would be difficult to browse with my little guys in tow, but I was determined to hit the children's room. I had a half hour until their attention and self-control would start to wear thin so I had to make it count.

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? 
Now get to the library and head for ER WIL.


  1. Our little Princesses LOVE Elephant and Piggie!! They are such great read aloud books!

  2. How lucky that you made it to the book sale! And got such nice finds. And even with your two little ones. so lucky. ;)

    Thanks for the info on MO. I love him and will definitely look those books up. I'm not familiar with them. thanks for introducing those issues to us. :)