I've been meaning to talk about this for a while.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Gerald and Piggy books.
They are perfect for early readers.
The colors are muted.
The pictures are simplistic.
The words are easy.
But it all comes together in a perfect package. I'm always blown away at the clever twists and how much emotion Mo Willems can get from a single line.
My favorite is Can I Play Too?
Gerald and Piggy want to play catch, but when a snake shows up, a new problems arises, how can you play catch with someone with no arms?
Gerald and Piggy try to play with him with hugely funny effects. I won't spoil it but it makes both me and my daughter laugh.
The problem is solved in an genius way and it teaches tolerance and compassion.
Mo Willems is a wonderful artist. The final knufflebunny book made me SOB in Target. I still can't get through it with my kid. Go forth and buy all of his books.