Nonna’s Corner: The Thank You Book by Mo Willems

September 14th, 2016 Kimberly Review 18 Comments

14th Sep

Nonna's Corner

Today on Nonna’s Corner I am delighted to share The Thank You Book by Mo Willems. I was leading a Bloggercon roundtable at BEA when the ticketed signing  for this took place. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun, loves Mr. Willems and graciously stood in line to get a signed copy for Princess Sophia.  While this book is geared towards readers aged 4-8 and is perfect for grades 1-3, Sophia and I enjoyed the antics of Elephant and Piggie.

Nonna’s Corner: The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
The Thank You Book
by Mo Willems
Series: Elephant & Piggie #25
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 64
Source: BEA
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.

The first sentence of The Thank You Book by Mo Willems is from Piggie who says, “I have a lot to be thankful for…I had better get thanking!” And thus begins the story of Piggie thanking all of his friends. At the same time Gerald the Elephant worries over Piggie forgetting someone. The more folks Piggie thanks the more convinced Gerald is that Piggie will forget someone. I loved the little twist at the end, and the message Piggie and Elephant share with young readers. While younger readers will appreciate the illustrations, as they age they will giggle over Elephant’s worries, reflect on their own thankfulness and get caught up with Elephant.  Aside from the message one of the things I like are the simple sentences that allow young readers to learn, mimic and then read the pages within.

Thank You Book

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She’s a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat…

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18 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: The Thank You Book by Mo Willems”

  1. Berls

    I’m so thankful I stood in line for you, because I ended up with my own book when I hadn’t bought a ticket 🙂 I’m glad princess Sophia likes the book – I haven’t introduced it to my Kinder yet, but plan to do it around Thanksgiving. We will be talking about being thankful then, so it seems appropriate. Love Mo Willems 🙂

    Berls recently posted: Top Ten Urban Fantasy Reads
  2. Katherine

    I love Mo Willems books and the Elephant and Piggie books are some of my favorites. I love the lesson in this this one and anything by Willems is going to be entertaining! My absolute favorite is probably Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late but I’ll definitely have to be looking for this one.