My kids and I have really enjoyed all things Mo Willems, especially his Elephant & Piggie series. So we were heartbroken (at first) to find out that there wouldn’t be any more new books published after The Thank You Book in 2016.
Happily, we discovered that Elephant and Piggie live on through the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! beginning-reader series created by Mo Willems. In this series, best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce kids to their favorite books, brought to life in original stories created by contemporary children’s book authors and illustrators.
The next book in this series is The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham, recommended for ages 6-8. It hits stores May 15, 2018. My kids were SO excited to read this one! It’s a cute story told in a similar style to the Elephant and Piggie series, but with LeUyen Pham’s own personal flair.
Here’s a little more about the book:
They may be dinosaurs, but their gigantic discover still holds true three million years later. Itchy dinosaurs try to follow a very important, very prehistoric rule. A rule so important and so prehistoric, it’s written in stone. DINOSAURS DO NOT SCRATCH!
Triceratops has an itch. . . so does Pterodactyl. . . and Brontosaurus. . . and T-Rex! But Dino-Mo reminds them all of the BIG rule: Dinosaurs do not scratch! What’s an itchy dinosaur to do? Find out in this hilariously charming beginning reader by author/illustrator LeUyen Pham.
LeUyen Pham is one of my kids’ favorite illustrators, so it was fun to see that this book was written by her, as well! You’ve seen her work in the Princess in Black series as well as Freckleface Strawberry, Grace for President, and lots more. Her detailed and hilarious style is a perfect match for the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will receive a book prize pack including The Itchy Book; two more Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! titles: We Are Growing! and The Cookie Fiasco; the final Elephant & Piggie title: The Thank You Book; a branded back scratcher; PLUS custom THANK-O-RAMA “Thank You” notes! To enter, complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 5/21/18. Good luck!
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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.
My kids like I Really Like Slop.
Keri Justice says
We have several Elephant and Piggie books and I think my son like the one called I Really Like Slop. Although he loves them all.
Jessica Whitehouse says
I’d like to gift this set of books to my kindergarten son- he is just learning to read well and needs new books to keep him interested in reading.
Danalee Davis says
I will give this prize pack to my boys.
Kelly McGrew says
My nephew would be getting these and he’d most like the Itchy Book!
susan smoaks says
if i won, this would be for my daughter, she would love it.
stephanie sullivan says
I have never heard of these books, but they look soooooooo cute!!!! I would share this with my niece!
Brianna Cavins says
My 3 year old would love this!
Ashley C says
My son would get this! I know we have some elephant and piggie books that he loves!
D H says
I would share this with my kids
Julie R says
They all look cute. They would be for my daughters!
Elizabeth Brooks says
my girls would love it
Jason H says
My son, of course.
maria gentry says
My children would really like these.
Shirley Hicks says
my grandkids would be enjoying these books if I won
My kids like “there’s a bird on your head”, an elephant and piggie book!
Hesper Fry says
My 2 daughters would be enjoying this book prize pack if I won.
Stephanie Liske says
This will be for my niece.
Stephanie Larison says
These would be for my three daughters.
This would be for Anna!