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We are so Grateful for Mo Willems Books!
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2018
I started reading to my now toddler when she was still a baby. I was a bit bored by all the children's books until I discovered Mo Willems. Then, when she started comprehending a bit about what's going on on the page (first more in terms of pictures), this was a bit complex for her. She did, however, like Willems's Cat the Cat series at the time.
Now she's 22 months old, and wow, she just LOVES Elephant and Piggy, and all the Pigeon books! (The Knuffle Bunny series has to wait a bit longer, probably for a year.) She asks me to read "the drive," "the rain" (are you ready to play outside), "the pigeon bath" etc. over and over again, and I am happy to indulge her wishes!
So many children's books (surprisingly for me) have lazy rhymes or underwhelming illustrations, and sometimes confusing or even downright dangerous "messages," but Mo Willems keeps the storylines light and funny, and I never have to "adjust" my reading by changing the text. I'm so grateful we've discovered him early on!