Happy Monday! The purpose of memorable Monday is to showcase a book that you’ve read in the past and share how/why it has stuck with you.
This week I’m featuring:
While I was at FRS last year I was introduced to the Elephant and Piggie books by Kayla Woodhouse. Yes, I read this out loud to grown women in the middle of Baker Book House haha. And of course I had to bring the copy home with me even if just for the sentimentality. Well… There are two little girls that I watch for a bit on Thursday evenings and I’ve never seen kids beg to be read to as much as them. They were instantly hooked on them from the first book. I don’t think a week has gone by since then (Aug 2019) that I haven’t read AT LEAST 4 or 5 of these books to them. It’s a good thing our library has plenty of these in stock 😉 Last week the girls had this one again, and it brought back all the feels <3 I have more fun with these than an adult should be willing to admit to but I just think they are adorable. If you have a little one at home and haven’t read any of these yet you should totally check them out. Lots of giggles!
About the Book:
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In Let’s Go for a Drive Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road. But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.
About the Author:
In addition to such picture books as Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, and Time to Pee, Mo has created the Elephant and Piggie books, a series of early readers, and published You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons, an annotated cartoon journal sketched during a year-long voyage around the world in 1990-91.
The New York Times Book Review called Mo “the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00’s.”
Mo’s work books have been translated into a myriad of languages, spawned animated shorts and theatrical musical productions, and his illustrations, wire sculpture, and carved ceramics have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation.
Mo began his career as a writer and animator for television, garnering 6 Emmy awards for his writing on Sesame Street, creating Nickelodeon’s The Off-Beats, Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City and head-writing Codename: Kids Next Door.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.