Elephant and Piggie Our Favorite Kindergarten Books!

As the years have come and gone we have loads of books that we have just loved to read. But one set of books my girls have all liked are the Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems!

Each of my girls has just LOVED these books. They have been fun to look for as we went to the bookstore. I don’t think a week has gone by in the last 5 years that we have not read at least one of the books.

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We have slowly collected all the books in the series. My youngest who is just finishing up kindergarten always loves to have the books read to her and is now reading them on her own. She has learned so many different words while we have read the books. They have repetitive words few words on each page. We love the comic book style of books!

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All the Elephant and Piggie Books!

We just love all the book. My girls could not pick just one or two that were their favorites! There are 25 different books with themes that are great for early reading. Plus I learn this weekend that Mo Willems tried to put only 50 words per book! Plus a lot of the words in the book are repeated and provide a great way to work on some of the first sight words.

There are 25 books in all! We have them all at our house and love reading them. Here are all the books!
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I Am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Let’s Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I’m a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I Will Take A Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
I Really Like Slop! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Meeting Mo Willems and Elephant & Piggie!

Why this really fun post….because we got to meet Mo Willems this weekend! Yes, my girls were totally thrilled and was a great experience for them and me to go to! We got to have The Thank You Book read to us. My girls loved his reading and enjoyed every minute of it!

Mo Willems did not at any time stand still or sit while reading the book. He was lively and creative with every character in the book. Our reading of the books may change slightly.

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We drove over an hour to get to the book reading and signing. I thought for sure my girls would be upset with all the sitting around and waiting for getting the books signed. In fact, they did great with all the waiting. During the waiting, they got to meet Elephant and Piggie. Plus everyone was reading his books while waiting. It was so much fun to see my girls smile and get excited about the whole experience.

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We bought several new books to get them signed. He asked if they had any questions and answered them. In fact, he wanted parents to know he wanted to look at each of the kids in the eye and he was there for the kids to see him. Plus for the group picture he suggested we all make our best monster faces. My girls really enjoyed that! He is a favorite author at our house for sure. After we got done it was all they talked about.

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If you have a chance to meet an author your child loves do it! Just be ready for activities to do during the waiting times.

Activities with Mo Willems Books

We have done several activities with his books in the Virtual Book Club for kids! Check them all out.

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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4 Responses to Elephant and Piggie Our Favorite Kindergarten Books!

  1. Martha says:

    WOW, sooooo jealous! We too love Mo Willems and all his fun characters especially, Elephant and Piggie. It all started for our family around preschool when my son listed “Don’t let the Pigeon Dry the Bus” as his favorite book during his exit interview, one which we had never read at home…. humm, so what do you think we did???? Go to the library and book stores and get every Mo Willem’s books we could get our hands onto! that was just the begining. This was the author who helped my son learn to read. i will always be thankful for that! No curriculum just pure fun and reading bliss…! Now almost four years later the kids at grades 2&3, still do and probably will always love his books. As the kids have been advancing and have moved onto chapter books we have been able to still use these amazing books for plays that the kids and I have acted out, writing prompts, art, character discussions on what it means to be a good friend, and much more! I thought I saw that there will be only one more Elephant and Piggie book in the series, so sad if this is true, but I’m sure Mo Willem’s has something amazing and fun he is creating to share with the world.

    • Cassie says:

      Yes the Thank You Book is the last book in the series. It is sad it is ending but he did mention more things were coming. 🙂

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  3. Emma says:

    How cool you got to meet Mo Willems – he’s one of my favorite children’s book authors!

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