Mo Willems has been a favorite of our students since I began working as a librarian. He has the perfect blend of humor and depth. He turned the ‘everybody’ section of our library on its head. We call the ‘everybody’ section of our library that because we want ‘everybody’ to know that these are books for them. They are books that are accessible to beginning readers, but often favorites of all students. One of the very favorite books is the Elephant and Piggie series. The ‘last in the series’ is called Thank You!
Honestly, I can’t imagine a more fitting way to ‘end’ that series and ‘start’ our school year. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and so I thought we would begin the year with this book and have the students in our K-4 school respond with gratitude.
The book reminds us to say Thank You to those who have made a difference in our lives. It is truly a love story from Mo to his readers. Our students thought it was a fun way to show their appreciation.
Thank YOU Mo Willems for your fantastic writing and for making characters that resonate with all readers!
Mo isn’t done writing, however! He has a TON of new characters and projects in the works. A quick visit to his website shows just how much we have to look forward to!
Mo is one of the authors I would love to have visit Hubbard Woods School. Mo, if you are reading this, let us know how we can get you to Hubbard Woods! We’d love to Thank YOU in person!