i have two new favorite books.

When I was in New York, I picked up this book at a Paper Store. Not A Box, by Antoinette Portis. I immediately fell in love its paper bag cover and simple illustrations. The boys can recite the book themselves; it is a perfect comprehension level. And it teaches such a creative lesson on imagination. I love it.

Then we started out the summer with the Book Fair. Mo Willems was there signing books; we caught a very entertaining question & answer session with him. I was fascinated. He is incredibly talented.

Andy has loved his Pigeon books, so we bought one of those to get signed, and we bought this one for Joey.

I am IN LOVE with the Elephant & Piggie series after getting this book. It's illustrations are adorable sketches of characters you'll like right away. You understand each of their personalities and their hilarious relationship as you follow their fun & follies. We laugh out loud when we read this book, and I can't wait to buy more.

I haven't started reading a real book yet. I've got A Wrinkle in Time on my nightstand, but I choose to sleep instead. I promise I'll read, soon. My brain needs some grown up thought processes to chew on.


ShEiLa said...

silly cally...
children's books are real books.

Rita said...

I have heard of Mo Willems, but never read any of his books. I am anxious to track them down for the kids now! The other book looks so cute too. I am always glad to get some good reviews on kids books. There are so many good ones -- and yet so many that make me wonder how in the world they were ever published!

Elizabeth said...

I love Mo Willems! He's just a recent discovery of ours. So far my favorite is The Pigeon Wants a Puppy (or something like that!). I think I laugh harder than the kids. =)