Thank you to Disney Publishing for selecting us as sponsored Mo Willems ambassadors and providing the prize packs. The honest opinions are our own.
I wrote awhile back about how Mo Willems has been Logan’s favorite author since preschool. His teacher read some of the books to his class and Logan was hooked. He loves the stories, illustrations, and the humor.
Mo Willems is 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!).
That’s why when we were asked to be Mo Willems ambassadors, I jumped at the chance. We recently received a fantastic package full of books, cookies, pins, and finger puppets!
This package was sent to us to celebrate a new beginning reader series by Mo Willems, Elephant & Piggie Like Reading (#EPLR) where Elephant & Piggie introduce kids to their favorite books brought to life in original stories created by contemporary children’s authors and illustrators.
The books also keep up the dialogue driven format that you find in the Elephant & Piggie books, it connects all the books together in an active, storytelling style that keeps kids turning page after page wondering what’s going to happen next.
In the book, We Are Growing, Walt & his friends are blades of grass who are realizing that growing up isn’t always the easiest.
Dan Santat 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.
There’s just nothing like finding a new favorite book to read and then reading it over and over again. I’m excited about this new series and the new books. They will be in stores September 20th, so be sure to be on the lookout for them. I’m certain they will be big hits and will be on many wish lists this holiday season.
For more information:
- Visit pigeonpresents.com
- Follow on Twitter: @DisneyHyperion, @The_Pigeon, @dsantat, and @LKellerBooks
- Follow @DisneyBooks on Instagram
I’m excited to offer the giveaway below!
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win an Elephant & Piggie Like Reading (#EPLR) Prize Pack!
The prize pack will include:
- Copies of We Are Growing and Cookie Fiasco
- Branded cookies and branded pins
- Elephant & Piggie finger puppets
Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
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