Disclosure: Sample received for review. All opinions are my own.
Our family loves reading. Ever since my kids were born, we've read to them each night. Now that they are older, they read in bed to themselves before falling asleep. My kids have been fans of Mo Willems right from when they started reading, and they've loved those fun characters, including the Pigeon, Elephant, and Piggie. Mo Willems has created a new beginning-reader series that is sure to be a hit with families.
The series, which includes original stories created by children's book authors and illustrators, features Elephant and Piggie introducing the stories. Each book is 64 pages and is appropriate for beginning readers. They also contain all-new Elephant & Piggie story bumpers. The first two books in the series, We are Growing and Cookie Fiasco, will hit shelves on September 20, 2016.
Here's the official synopsis of We Are Growing, by award-winning author and illustrator Laurie Keller:
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.
Cookie Fiasco, by Caldecott Award winner Dan Santat, will also be in stores on September 20th.
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.
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!).
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The prize pack includes:
- Copies of We Are Growing and Cookie Fiasco
- Branded cookies and branded pins
- Elephant & Piggie finger puppets
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