Mo Willems (author of Don’t let the Pigeon ……. series) has written a series for beginner readers which are HILARIOUS! Little kids will love the humour, and some big kids too! Not only are they funny, the books are written with the purpose of helping kids read and understand vocabulary. Words are repeated and different coloured speech bubbles help kids know which character is talking.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends and the simple stories use repetition, humour
and illustration to engage the reader. My favourite must be “We are in a Book” – the whole family was laughing out loud! Gerald is shocked to discover that he and Piggie are “being read” and the power they have to make the reader say words.
I thoroughly recommend this series for Kindy and Year 1. Older kids will enjoy reading these books to younger siblings.
The series is available from public libraries, bookshops and online at booktopia. The current Book Club catalogue has one book from the series “There is Bird on your Head”.
by Catherine Whittaker