Weekly Geeks #13: Children's Books

For this week's Weekly Geeks I chose Option A: Children's Books.

Luckily, this week we had a few new books arrive to our house. Two of them happened to be written by Mo Willems. He is a popular favorite with both myself and my daughter. He always makes us giggle. Mo Willems has a blog where you find the latest news on the Pigeon and other characters.

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. We have Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, so The Pigeon Wants a Puppy was a natural choice when the Scholastic flyer came home from school. In this one, the Pigeon tells us of his desire for a puppy. While he rhapsodizes about owning a puppy, it becomes clear that he has no idea what a puppy is. What will he do when he comes face to face with one? I love the Pigeon, even though he has a bit of a stubborn streak.

Not only has the Pigeon just turned six years old but he's up for two Children's Choice Book Awards. Congrats Pigeon! Plus, the Pigeon has a website.

Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. Edwina is a very helpful dinosaur. She's very community minded. She helps little old ladies cross the street and bakes everyone cookies. Everyone loves her, except for Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie who knows dinosaurs are extinct and so Edwina should not exist. He tries to tell everyone but no one will listen. He finally gets someone's attention- I'll let you guess who! Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct is funny and the illustrations are adorable. Reginald reminds me of my girl. Once she gets an idea in her head, that's it. She has to make her point.

Not only do I enjoy reading these books (and acting out the parts), my daughter enjoys reading them aloud herself. They are very interactive books. You just can't resist hollering out the loud parts.


  1. Ok, these sound like books that I'd love to read to my kids.

    By the way, I love your blog, so I'm giving you an award.:) http://fantaghiro23.blogspot.com/2009/04/awards-awards.html

  2. My boys love the Pigeon! And we haven't heard of the new book with the puppy.. thanks for letting us know. We'll be reading that soon, for sure.

    We haven't read Edwina, it sounds like fun. But they love Elephant and Piggie! :D

  3. Kerrie- I'm becoming more like a dinosaur everyday.

    Fantaghiro- Thank you!

    Claire- The Pigeon rules!

  4. I love the pigeon books! We saw the one about the bus done as a play - it was ridiculously funny!

  5. LOL-Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie might be the best character name ever!


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