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My first encounter with Mo Willems books was actually when a Mo Willems exhibit came to the High Museum here in Atlanta. Maddie Grace was only 15 months or so at the time and we really didn’t know if she would like it or not. What we saw was a chance to do an adult-ish activity with our toddler in tow and being able to justify it because it was a children’s author exhibit. To our surprise, Maddie Grace loved it. We held her and walked to the different drawings, and she seemed to love looking at all the different characters and then going to a story time activity. And of course when we left we had to visit the gift store and buy two Mo Willems books to bring home that have become staples in our house. There’s something about the lovable and fun animal characters that make these books really stand out among others.
That’s why our family is really excited for the new Elephant & Piggie Like Reading series created by Mo Willems. In these books best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce young readers to their favorite books. So to celebrate this new series and Elephant and Piggie turning 10 years old, we had a little party. Because life is short why not celebrate these things? We had some snacks and fruit juice, did some crafts and coloring, and of course read Elephant and Piggie books!
My kids love the new Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book: The Good for Nothing Button. This book is all about a button that yellow bird says does nothing. But his friends red bird and blue bird thing that the button can make people happy, or mad. It’s a great book for talking about emotions and realizing other people’s emotions. And my kids like to press the big red button that comes with the book. Our top 10 Elephant and Piggie Books are:
We Are In a Book!
There Is a Bird On Your Head!
The Thank You Book
Should I Share My Ice Cream?
I Will Take a Nap!
Waiting Is Not Easy!
I’m a Frog!
Pigs Make Me Sneeze!
My Friend is Sad
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
We don’t want to be the only ones celebrating 10 years of fun with Elephant and Piggie! So we are giving away a grand prize to one lucky reader that will include: The Good for Nothing Button, 4 books from the Elephant and Piggie series, plus some fun Elephant and Piggie stress balls and temporary tattoos!* Enter using the form below – good luck!
Have you read any Mo Willems books to your little ones? Do your children also love Elephant and Piggie? Tell me below!
*Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
We’ve read a couple of the Elephant and Piggie books and some of his other stories.
Chanel van Reenen says
Okay, Tripp and Tom are the cutest! I’ve always seen these books around but my kids don’t own any. I am adding a few to my shopping cart now!
Kimberly DeVries says
My fave is There’s a bird on my head!! Those decorations are adorable!
Jacki | Crazy Life with Littles says
We haven’t read these yet! I have to grab a couple for the kids!
Cynthia C says
My nieces’ favorite is Nanette’s Baguette.
Elisabeth H says
I love the Knuffle Bunny and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Megan Wiedeman says
we were gifted a bunch of the piggie and gerald books, and my kids love them! one of their favorites is definitely “We Are In A Book”!
Jenna - Espresso Ever After Blog says
These books are absolutely darling!
We LOVE to read- definitely checking out these books!
We haven’t read these books with the kids yet but we are huge book worms so I’m excited to check them out!
I have never heard of these books, but now I’m totally going to check them out for my kids!
This Messy Season says
this is so adorable and fun! we loveeeeeeeee elephant and piggie, if you ever get a chance take MG to the musical!
I like “I Really Like Slop”.
I have not read any of this authors’ books before.
As an educator I LOVE elephant and piggie books
Kimmy Ripley says
Not yet but my Chloe Pearl would love this for summer vacation!
My kids were big fans of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Shakeia Rieux says
I haven’t read any of the books so I don’t have any favorites
Jason Haynes says
These are my sons favorites. The first books he read cover to cover
Reall like slop is our favorite
EMMA HORTON says
NO…I HAVE NOT READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS YET….HOPEFULLY WILL WIN AND READ TO MY GRANDKIDS.
Kathy Pease says
I have not read any sadly
I haven’t read these books yet but they sound really cute
our kids would love these books
Susan Climan says
No, but my toddler loves to read and I’m sure he would enjoy these books!
We like Knuffle Bunny