We love reading in this house and I was excited a couple months ago when I was chosen as a Mo Willems Ambassador! Your kids are probably familiar with Mo Willems characters like Elephant & Piggie! They will be excited to know that there is A new beginning-reader series created by Mo Willems!
Best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce kids to their favorite books – brought to life in original stories created by contemporary children’s book authors and illustrators. Each 64-page beginning reader delivers a high quality reading experience that speaks to kids’ interests and abilities through stories that are fun and funny. The defining dialogue-driven format, established in the Elephant & Piggie series, unifies the collection with an active, participatory storytelling style that fans love. Plus, each book contains all-new Elephant & Piggie story bumpers!
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ELEPHANT & PIGGIE LIKE READING!
The first two books in the #EPLR series hit shelves September 20th: We are Growing and Cookie Fiasco.
WE ARE GROWING
By award-winning author and illustrator Laurie Keller. In Stores September 20th
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!
About the Creator
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.
By Caldecott Award winner Dan Santat. In Stores September 20th
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
About the Creator
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.
In celebration of the #EPLR series we made these We are Growing Pots to grow our own grass (or other plant) just like in the book!
You will need
- Small terra-cotta pot
- green acrylic paint
- googly eyes
- black sharpie
- potting soil
- chia seeds or other grass seeds
- Have the kids paint their pots green.
- Once dry glue on the googley eyes, and use the marked to create the faces.
- Fill your little pot with dirt and plant the seeds.
- Water until the grass (or other plant grows.)
One lucky A Few Short Cuts reader will get their own “Mo Mail”!
The prize pack will include:
- 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.
Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite Mo Willems book is! Giveaway will end September 20 at 11:59 pm est. Winner will be notified within 24 hours.
ABOUT MO WILLEMS
Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering five Geisel Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let’s Go for a Drive!, A Big Guy Took My Ball! and Waiting Is Not Easy!).
This post was sponsored by Disney-Hyperion. All opinions are 100% my own.