Okay, I cannot even begin to rave about my now absolute favorite children’s books author. Mo Willems is G-R-E-A-T! If you have young children, or even older children, these books are hilarious. The author does his own illustrations and as you read through the books be sure to pay attention to them.
My favorite series is the ‘Elephant & Piggie’ series, which offer books about Gerald, the elephant, and his friend Piggie.
One of my best friends and I sat on the floor of the Children’s Section in our neighborhood bookstore for an hour reading through the ‘Elephant & Piggie’ series and cracked up the whole time. My Friend is Sad and I Will Surprise My Friend! are two of my favorites. Other ‘Elephant & Piggie’ books are: Today I Will Fly!; There Is a Bird on Your Head!; I Am Invited to a Party!; I Love My New Toy!; Are You Ready to Play Outside?; Watch Me Throw the Ball!. And coming out in June ’09: Elephants Cannot Dance!. I want them all! For myself.
Mo Willems also authors several other books, including a couple that can be read to young toddlers learning manners or potty-training.