When my oldest was at the appropriate age to be read to, she flipped through the pages before I could read each one. It drove me crazy! At one point, I thought she’d never want to be read to or be interested in reading herself. My have times changed. Now at age 7 she looks forward to our reading time before bed, and she and her brother adore the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems!
Emma for one loves this easy to read and funny series. It’s about the friendship between the two characters and it explores issues that young children can relate to.
We adore Mo Willems’ Pigeon series and the kids already have The Thank You Book which was just released this Spring. We recently received another fun package featuring two new books from The Elephant & Piggie like reading series, We Are Growing and Cookie Fiasco along with cute finger puppets and cookies!
WE ARE GROWING By award-winning author and illustrator Laurie Keller will be in stores September 20th.
Synopsis – Growing up isn’t always the EASIEST
Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!
Laurie Keller, an award-winning author and illustrator, has created many children’s books including Birdy’s Smile Book, The Scrambled States of America Talent Show, and Do Unto Otters, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year. Laurie lives near Lake Michigan. Visit her at www.lauriekeller.com.
COOKIE FIASCO By Caldecott Award winner Dan Santat will be in Stores September 20th.
Synopsis – Four Friends. Three Cookies. One Problem.
Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . And four of them. . . What’s more, they need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!
Dan Santat (www.dantat.com) is the author and illustrator of the recent Caldecott winner, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, and many other books. For Disney-Hyperion he illustrated Oh, No! and Oh, No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday, and Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa. He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.
One lucky reader will win the same amazing prize pack which includes:
-Copies of We Are Growing and Cookie Fiasco
-Branded cookies and branded pins
-Elephant & Piggie finger puppets
Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
Terri S. says
My granddaughter loves when I read to her. Books are my favorite gifts to give to her. The two books in your review look very entertaining for children.
Marilyn Nawara says
These books look so cute — my grandson would really enjoy them.
Jennifer H. says
The book called Cookie Fiasco looks so fun! The elephant is really cute. Thanks for the giveaway!
We love to read Mo Willems books! And what a treat to include puppets and cookies – would be a huge hit at our house!