My love of Elephant & Piggie is no secret, and I have teamed up with Disney-Hyperion Books to share what Elephant & Piggie are up to now that they aren’t starring in any new books. I could not be more excited about what these super funny friends are up to. Since retiring from their main character job now they are helping other authors and illustrators who have a similar style with a new series. Best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce kids to their favorite books. Each 64-page beginning reader delivers super fun reading experience that speaks to kids”™ interests and abilities through stories that are fun and funny. The dialogue-driven format, just like the Elephant & Piggie series promotes participatory storytelling style that fans love. Plus, each book contains all-new Elephant & Piggie story bumpers!
Here are the first two books – I got to get a sneak peak and shared it on Instagram – I couldn’t wait to tell everyone how much we loved these books!
WE ARE GROWING By Laurie Keller
In Stores September 20th
This book is a hilarious up-close look at some blades of grass eager to grow; only there is a mower coming! Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . What about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own.
COOKIE FIASCO By Dan Santat
In Stores September 20th
Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . And four of them. . . What’s more, they need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs! I love the math in this book. After reading in my 1st grader asked; “Can we get some cookies to break like that?” All in the name of a good math activity of course we did.
Since Elephant & Piggie are recommending these books, I thought that this would be the perfect time to introduce simple book recommendations for our home library. I made a FREE printable template if you want to use it, or you can create your own. It is simple and works well with children who can write independently or not. If your child isn’t writing yet have them dictate the first part, and draw a picture without aid. Do not forget to rate the book too!
These are the goodies I got, and you have a chance to win!
The prize pack will include: Copies of We Are Growing and Cookie Fiasco, Branded cookies and branded pins and Elephant & Piggie finger puppets.
To enter all you have to do is tell me what was the last book you read with a child, your own or one you were caring for or teaching. That’s it!
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must leave a comment on this post answering what was the last book you read with a child. One winning commenter will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes close on Sunday, September 19th at 8:00 pm PST. The winner will receive the prize pack listed , valued at approximately $35. After the winner is notified he or she has 72 hours to respond with their mailing address,or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary.The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email, and postal addresses will not be used in any way other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
As stated above I partnered with Disney-Hyperion for this sponsored post.
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