We are celebrating Mo Willems’ new book in a paid partnership with Disney-Hyperion.
In this house, we love Elephant & Piggie. Their books are funny, adorably illustrated and interactive. This is especially important when you’re reading to young children and want to inspire a love of reading. Mo Willems is the talent behind the Elephant and Piggie series and he’s just released his latest work, We Are in an ART-ivity Book!
Now available in stores We Are in an ART-ivity Book! is designed for children age 4-8. The first ever Elephant & Piggie ART-ivity book features any art-ivity you can think of like drawing, gaming, scultping, coloring, puzzling and of course laughing! There is also a new character featured, Art the aardvark who introduces Elephant, Piggie and all of their readers to an incredible span of artistic styles: a “banana” still life; a color-by-number Piggie “Scream” painting; a scrap-paper collage (for which you earn an official “Collage Diploma”); and so much more.
My eight-year-old had a great time with the drawing sections. She just loves to draw, color and create, and when she saw how close her drawings were to the actual Elephant & Piggie illustrations, she was thrilled. Talk about a confidence booster! There are cute frames toward the back of the book to frame your child’s portraits.
My younger one is in kindergarten, and he loves connect the dot art. He enjoyed making this portrait of Elephant!
There are so many fun family-friendly projects and activities in this book. Lately, my kids enjoy playing board games so we were excited to find one right in this book! The Sculpture Garden game is made from two pages in the book which are taped together. Find a coin and a placeholder for each player, and you’re good to go. They ended up playing this a few times in a row!
When you think about it, this learning disguised as fun. The board game encourages counting and reading, connect-the-dots is counting, and the creative art projects teach kids about space and following directions. The kids love having fun, and parents love watching them enjoy learning, so this book is a win for us all!
We Are in an ART-ivity Book! is available on Amazon. Get your copy today and give it to your favorite kids this holiday season!
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
That sounds like a fun book that’s perfect for kids. Learning should be fun and that book sounds like a good way to reinforce early learning skills.
Anita Anderson says
Sorry time got even better with elephant and piggie. I love the drawing and the connect the dot.
Elephant and piggie book looks like a great activity (art-tivity) book to enjoy! I always loved having books like this around when my kids were little.
My storytime kids LOVE Elephant & Piggie! It is great for keeping the attention of little ones, and really fun to read aloud!
Liz Mays says
This book sounds so fun. I’m loving all of the different activities it offers! This should be a good gift!
Heather Johnson says
The Elephant and Piggie series are favorites in my house too. What a fabulous book that I could use in my homeschool lessons!
Julie Cohn says
I love this idea and that mailbox is so cute. I was never a good artist, so I love that this teaches kids basic drawing.
Neely Moldovan says
This would make a great gift for my friends little girl! She loves things like this.
Mardene Carr says
I have never heard about this series, but I will have to read up on this and see if it is a good fit for the littler ones in my library.
It’s such a fun, funny series by one of the most talented children’s book authors!