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Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2019
Mo Willems is the hero of every parent of early readers. Rather than senseless stories consisting of painfully few simple words, Willems provides silly stories with actual plots. His stories range from being utterly ridiculous (a bird family nesting on Gerald the Elephant's head, in this one) to the serious--bullying, friendship, sharing.
The only caveat is that readers of the Elephant and Piggie books need to know a certain number of sight words. (And before you jump down my throat about that, try explaining to your kid how to sound out "was," "have," or "said.")
All three of my kids loved reading these books over and over when they were learning to read, and neither my husband nor I minded hearing them as often as they wanted to read them. (Actually, the kids still get excited if they happen to run across them, and they're 7, 9, and 10 now.) Frankly, I've yet to meet anyone who DOESN'T like Gerald and Piggie.