When you think of elephants and pigs you probably don’t conjure up images of best friends playing hide and seek, going on long road trips, eating ice cream or dancing together. All of that is about to change when you read Mo Willems, Elephant and Piggie series.
Elephant, or Gerald as he is better known, is cautious and at times pessimistic (an elephant after my own heart), while Piggie is simply impulsive – Together they make the perfect pair that will keep you laughing book after book.
Not only are their books hysterical, but they are fantastic easy readers that will help children learn how to read. (Learn more about Willems series philosophy here.) They are also wonderful Early Literacy books. They will keep you and your children reading for hours AND demonstrate proper conversation etiquette. So again in just one book we hit two of the American Library Associations Five Early Literacy Practices: Reading and Talking.