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Books to Read-Aloud: This week’s Favorite is The Pigeon Wants a Puppy

This week’s ‘very silly’ selections follow:

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy

by Mo Willems

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Hyperion (April 1, 2008)


The Pigeon really, really, REALLY wants a Puppy. C’mon, he’ll take good care of it! He’ll play tennis with it, and water it at least once a month! Will you let Pigeon’s dream come true?

Comments: Full of raw emotion, and is absolutely hilarious. Who doesn’t really, really, REALLY want a puppy?!


The Pigeon Wants a Puppy – a post by Mo Willems at Mo Willems Stuff.

Book Review: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy – a post at 100 Scope Notes.

The Cow That Laid an Egg

by Andy Cutbill (Author), Russell Ayto (Illustrator)

Reading Level: Ages 4 – 8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books (November 5, 2007)


… Marjorie is an insecure cow who wishes she had some special talent. She can’t ride a bicycle or do handstands like the other cows. Then one morning (thanks to a bunch of scheming chickens and a paintbrush), Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary: shes laid an egg! …

Comments: Positively perfectly silly!!

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity

by Mo willems

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 48 pages

Publisher: Hyperion (September 4, 2007)


… Trixie can’t wait to bring her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny to school and show him off to everyone. But when she gets there, she sees something awful: Sonja has the same bunny. Suddenly, Knuffle Bunny doesn’t seem so one-of-a-kind anymore. Chaos ensues until the bunnies are taken away by Ms. Greengrove. After school, Trixie finally gets her beloved bunny back. But in the middle of the night, Trixie realizes something. She has the wrong bunny! Daddy comes to the rescue again as a midnight swap is arranged with the other bunny, the other little girl, and the other daddy. Needless to say, the daddies are not very happy. By the end of the story Trixie has her beloved bunny back, but she has also gained something new: her very first best friend. In the tradition of the Caldecott Honor-winner Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, this is another heartfelt, hilarious picture book that children (and their parents) will love. …

Comments: Mo Willems does it again – a wonderful sequel to Knuffle Bunny.

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