We read a lot of children’s books.
Lily has liked most of them, but none have quite hit a home run like the Elephant and Piggie series from Mo Williams.
The series contains 25 books that cover a variety of subjects that children can relate to including being invited to a party, jealousy when there is a new friend, naptime and more.
Elephant, AKA Gerald, takes life seriously and seems to always have a plan. He becomes easily rattled, but has his best friend there to help him see the bright side of life.
Piggie is always ready for adventure and loves surprising her best friend Gerald. She is very sensitive to his needs and often times helps him achieves his goals.
The books are easy to read and only a few words are on each page and are shown inside of a speech bubble.
The stories always feature some sort of issue that the two friends must overcome and teaches kids good problem solving skills.
But, the biggest reason why we like them is because the books are funny and super sweet. Every time we read one, Lily is laughing out loud and can’t wait to read the next one.
A lot of libraries seem to have a pretty good collection of the books because a few have been awarded a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award for being a most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English.
If you do a search on YouTube, there are different animated tellings of the books and there is also a musical that is currently touring.
Have you read any of the Elephant and Piggie books? If so, what is your favorite?