Elephant & Piggie Like Reading: The Cookie Fiasco and We Are Growing


It seems like just yesterday, we were shedding tears over Elephant & Piggie’s impending retirement with their last book, The Thank You Book. SURPRISE! In partnership with Disney Books, we are thrilled to announce that these two are back in a new early-reader series called “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading.”


In these books, released just last week, the pair of friends will introduce kids to their favorite books with “bumpers” written by Willems. “The idea is that now that Elephant and Piggie are retired they are spending their time reading books by somebody else. So they introduce each book and at the end they comment on why they like it,” Willems said.

And just like Elephant & Piggie, we love these books! They are both clever, funny, heart-warming, and beautifully illustrated by amazing artists/authors, Laurie Keller and Dan Santat.


Check them out…

Growing up isn’t always the EASIEST – Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!

Laurie Keller, an award-winning author and illustrator, has created many children’s books including Birdy’s Smile Book, The Scrambled States of America Talent Show, and Do Unto Otters, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year. Laurie lives near Lake Michigan.

Four Friends. Three Cookies. One Problem. – Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . And four of them. . . What’s more, they need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!

Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the recent Caldecott winner, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, and many other books. For Disney-Hyperion he illustrated Oh, No! and Oh, No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday, and Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa. He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

img_4427 These books are the same size as the Elephant & Piggie books. They are the perfect way to continue building a wonderful library for your new reader. You wont be disappointed!img_4398 Visit PigeonPresents.com
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Thank you Disney Books for sponsoring this post and for making excellent books for our little readers! We love you!!



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I’m excited to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read !! I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your site

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Four Companions. Three biscuits. One issue. – The Squirrels, Croc, and Hippo all want the same amount of cookies! Yet how? Only three cookies are present.

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Three cookies. One problem. The same number of cookies are desired by the squirrels, crocodile, and hippo! But how? There are only three cookies in all.


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