Search Results: "Mo Willems"


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WELCOME by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Welcome yourself, little book. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Make way for a new baby-shower hit. Read full book review >

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THE THANK YOU BOOK by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Thank you, Gerald and Piggie. We'll miss you. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Piggie is "one lucky pig," and she's determined to make sure she thanks "everyone who is important to" her in this, the final Elephant & Piggie book. Read full book review >

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I WILL TAKE A NAP! by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"As naps go, this is about as strenuous—and as funny—as it gets. (Early reader. 3-9)"
Poor Gerald the elephant—all he wants is to take a nap. Read full book review >

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MY NEW FRIEND IS SO FUN! by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Everything that readers have come to love about the Elephant & Piggie books is present—masterful pacing, easy-to-follow, color-coded speech bubbles, hilarious body language—except an emotionally satisfying ending. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Can Gerald and Piggie's friendship withstand the friendly overtures of Brian Bat? Read full book review >

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WAITING IS NOT EASY! by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A lesson that never grows old, enacted with verve by two favorite friends. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Gerald the elephant learns a truth familiar to every preschooler—heck, every human: "Waiting is not easy!" Read full book review >

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THE DUCKLING GETS A COOKIE!? by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Just as enjoyable as a read-aloud to a group or as a one-on-one lapsit, it's a pleasure to see Willems at the top of his game, and The Pigeon suitably humbled. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Everyone's favorite grouch of a fowl returns, though the spotlight is firmly fixed elsewhere. Read full book review >

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LET’S SAY HI TO FRIENDS WHO FLY! by Mo Willems
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"The author has achieved another triumph in this new picture-book series, which also has all of the hallmarks of accessible, engaging beginning-reader fare as well. (Picture book/early reader. 2-7)"
The same sort of gentle, surprise ending found in Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (2010) comes into play in this second offering about Willems's new feline character. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND IS SAD by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The masterful combination of early-reader convention and sly wit make this pair of pals one to celebrate. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
The master of offbeat whimsy for picture-book readers ventures into the early reader with typically silly and successful results. Read full book review >

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LEONARDO, THE TERRIBLE MONSTER by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bravo! (Picture book. 3-6)"
With a palette straight from the endpapers of Where the Wild Things Are, and postures not a little reminiscent of Max, Willems crafts a sweetly original morality play about a very unscary monster. Read full book review >

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KNUFFLE BUNNY by Mo Willems
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The natural audience for this offering is a little older than its main character: they will easily identify with Trixie's grief and at the same time feel superior to her hapless parent—and rejoice wholeheartedly at the happy reunion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anguish begets language in this tale of a toddler's lost stuffie. Read full book review >

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SAM, THE MOST SCAREDY-CAT KID IN THE WHOLE WORLD by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A well-meaning miss. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little over a decade after Leonardo, the Terrible Monster (2005) failed to scare even Sam, "the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world," both monster and little white boy, now friends, are back. Read full book review >