Mo Willems…more than just the Pigeon!

We have been having a great time in our house recently with Mo Willems books.  I feel a little silly that it has taken us this long to discover the joy of them.  The main reason is the Pigeon.  I read a few of the pigeon books and just couldn’t get into them.  I did not realize that he had so much other wonderful work that did not involve the pigeon.  We are loving the Gerald and Piggie books.  They are so great for Simon at his current stage of reading.  Lot of easy words, punctuation and inflection to give him a chance to really learn how to read a story, not just words on a page.  We all get a lot of laughs out of the books.  The boys also like to act them out as we are reading.  We are in a Book and Listen to my Trumpet are some of our favorites.  There are also several books with wry humor that the parents can really enjoy.  Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is not to be missed.

I could say more but alas I need to make dinner.  So go explore Mo Willems if you haven’t done so already.  If you have some favorites of your own, please leave a comment and let us know.

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