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Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!
For an easy reader/independent reader, Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same is great! The reason I say that is that independent readers tend not to h ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
Bink & Gollie (Bink & Gollie, #1)
Bink and Gollie is a book about two very different friends, as many classic children's books are (George and Martha, Frog and Toad). Bink is a small a ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
We are in a Book!
I adore all of Mo Willems' books, but We Are in a Book!, part of the Elephant and Piggie series, is particularly delightful. It seems like "meta" book ...more
May 14, 2011
May 16, 2011
I Broke My Trunk!
An ok Mo Willems book is like the equivalent of a great independent reader by any other author, so even though I Broke My Trunk! wasn't my favorite El ...more
Oct 31, 2013
Nov 01, 2013
Listen to My Trumpet!
In my eyes, Mo Willems can do no wrong. In particular, the Elephant & Piggie series are fantastic in their simplicity, the use of volume, noises, ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover
Oooh, I really like Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover! It's so deserving of its recent Geisel Honor. AND I just found out that author/illustrator Cece B ...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Penny and Her Song
Kevin Henkes has already mastered picture books (Caldecott winner Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum) and middle-grade novels (Olive's Ocean, Jun ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
Happy Pig Day! (Elephant & Piggie, #16)
I don't know how many times I have to say this, but...

Mo Willems is a genius.

Elephant and Piggie are the best pair of best friends I've seen in a pict
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Mrs. Hippo's Pizza Parlor
This was a pretty standard easy reader. Illustrations are really cute but nothing new or innovative, and the story didn't really flow to me. Mrs. Hipp ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Tales for Very Picky Eaters
It's impossible to read Josh Schneider's Tales for Very Picky Eaters without cracking a smile. It has a perfect mix of kid appeal (general silliness, ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Should I Share My Ice Cream?
This latest Elephant and Piggie book follows the same formula as its predecessors: entirely dialogue, mostly between Elephant and his best friend Pigg ...more
Oct 05, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!
I could probably write the same thing about every single Mo Willems book: cute, charming, funny, easy reader. The end. But I'll say a little bit more ...more
Dec 02, 2011
May 12, 2011
Two for One (Bink & Gollie, #2)
If they play their cards right, Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee, and Tony Fucile's Bink and Gollie could be the next Frog and Toad. Or George and Martha ...more
Jul 23, 2012
May 09, 2012
Let's Go for a Drive!
not set
Feb 01, 2013
Up, Tall, and High!
not set
Feb 04, 2013
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