I’m so thrilled that my kids love reading just as much as I do. I’ve read to all of my children since they were babies, and they’ve continued to be avid readers by themselves once they learned how to read on their own.
We just received the next book in Mo Willems’ Unlimited Squirrels series: Who is the Mystery Reader? and my 6-year-old loves it!
From Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, comes this breakout beginning-reader series. An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza. Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.
In Who is the Mystery Reader?, Zoom Squirrel tries out a new superpower with help from a mysterious Mystery Reader. But will the Squirrel pals ever find out who the real Mystery Reader is? Do you know more about reading than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
One thing that is unique about this beginning-reader series is that it combines the hilarious narrative stories that we’re used to from Mo Willems with surprising nonfiction content, meaning my 8- and 10-year-old like to snag this book from my 6-year-old, too!
Unlimited Squirrels is also a great series for parents and caregivers to look over with the kids as the books address a range of physical, emotional, and social development markers. Your kids will be engaged in the reading experience and you’ll find some ideas for starting your own conversations with them.
About Mo Willems:
A number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, Mo Willems has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. Mo’s celebrated Elephant & Piggie early reader series has been awarded two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) and five Geisel Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let’s Go for a Drive!, A Big Guy Took My Ball!, and Waiting Is Not Easy!). In 2019, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC named Mo the first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence. Mo began his career as a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards.
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy! On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.