Celebrating 10 years with Elephant & Piggie PLUS GIVEAWAY!!! #MoFun #Giveaway

Disclosure: We love Elephant & Piggie at my house, and were so excited to partner with Disney-Hyperion on a sponsored post to celebrate 10 years of the series!

With Memorial Day Weekend in full swing, we celebrated something extra special with my family this weekend, too — 10 years of fun with Elephant & Piggie!

I fell in reading love with Mo Willems’ beloved Elephant & Piggie picture book series literally 10 years ago! With 5 little ones, you can only imagine how much Mo Willems reading fun we have had throughout the years. He is truly an icon in our house and the Elephant & Piggie books have a very special place on our bookshelves! It’s wonderful after all these years seeing my youngest, who is just 3 years old fall in love with Elephant & Piggie, too!

I truly can’t believe that it’s the 10th anniversary of Mo Willems’ beloved Elephant & Piggie book series! Where did the time go?  I loved being able to take the time this weekend and celebrate with my family!

How did we celebrate Elephant & Piggie?

Well – as you can see, we decorated for the occasion! The kids loved seeing what I had in the party pack to use for decor! It really made the kids super excited and happy!

The kids LOVED creating the DIY Elephant & Piggie lanterns! As soon as they saw this activity, they all “called” what they wanted to make. Fortunately everyone was happy with what they got – either elephant or piggie! I think they came out incredible! It was so cute watching them out everything together!

You can make your own Elephant & Piggie Lanterns, too! Click here for the DIY template!

The Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! activity sheets were big hits for the kids, too! I loved seeing Victoria get involved and really love being part of the celebration! She was so cute, she kept showing me what she did on the activity sheets!

Have some fun with your kids, too by downloading the activity sheets, too! Click here for the ones we played with at home!

Also… who doesn’t love a stress ball? How awesome is that!? The boys wouldn’t put it down!

My favorite was that we had our very own “Good for Nothing” button! With 5 kids, this was the MAJOR hit! LOL! I *might* have to hide it after the weekend!

What I loved finding out, too was that a new beginning-reader series created by Mo Willems! has been launched. Best friends Elephant and Piggie introduce kids to their favorite books – brought to life in original stories created by contemporary children’s book authors and illustrators. I love this because I’m always on the hunt for new and incredible books for my kids!

Books in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series:
The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat (2016)
We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller (2016)
The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper (2017)

The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper just released on May 2, 2017. It’s recommended for ages 4- 8 and I’ll tell you what – it’s a HUGE HIT in our house! The kids love, love, love it!

What is it about?

Yellow Bird has a button. It does . . . nothing! It is a good for nothing button.
 
Red Bird and Blue Bird are excited to try the button. But when they press it, they discover that the button makes them happy. Happy is something! A flabbergasted Yellow Bird insists the button does nothing. But it sure does seem to be making him mad. Mad is something!

The hilarious debate that follows takes readers on an emotional roller coaster that pokes at the power of imaginative play.

Definitely pick it up!!

And for some added fun, check out our Top 10 Favorite Elephant & Piggie Books:

  1. Let’s Go For a Drive
  2. I’m a Frog!
  3. Should I Share my Ice Cream?
  4. I Am Going!
  5. Are you Ready to Play Outside?
  6. Today I Will Fly
  7. I Am Invited to a Party!
  8. The Thank You Book
  9. There is a Bird on Your Head
  10. Waiting is Not Easy!

Find all of Mo Willems books here.

Thanks for celebrating with me!

For additional info and fun with Mo Willems, head to:

Visit PigeonPresents.com
Tweet @The_Pigeon and @DisneyHyperion
Follow @DisneyBooks on Instagram
Like @MoWillems on Facebook
Hashtag #MoFun

GIVEAWAY TIME:

Giveaway Details –
Celebrate 10 Years of Fun with Elephant & Piggie!
One (1) winner from your site receives:
– The Good for Nothing Button
– 4 books from the Elephant & Piggie series
– Plus Elephant & Piggie stress balls and temporary tattoos!
 
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.

How can you enter?

Leave me a comment saying who is the Mo Willems fan in your life!!!

I will choose a winner in June 5th!!

GOOD LUCK!!

SHOWHIDE Comments (19)
  1. I am a huge fan and so is my niece! We have read all the books and I have used them in story hours.

  2. As a preschool teacher I love Mo Willems books. The kids and I think Elephant and Piggie are so funny.

  3. My little one! She is learning to read and loves all the elephant and piggy books! She brings them home from the school library and I’d love to have some at home for her! Thanks for the chance!

  4. All 4 of my kids would love this! We are huge fans of these books and get them from the library often.

  5. my great niece and Nephew and about half of my 14 grandchildren,,the younger ones love having me read to them,,they just fill the couch and snuggle and let Mamaw read,,which I love doing

  6. My son and niece loves to read all the elephant and piggy books! In fact I love it too. WE read these books at the library. It would be fun to have them at home. Got my fingers crossed! Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. I have not read or heard of these books. I will have to look into it. I think my niece and nephews would love it, unless they’ve read it already, lol. I love that “good for nothing” button!

  8. My girls had that book! Didn’t realize it was brand new at the time, I think we picked it up at the library sale. 10 years – sure flies by!

  9. My girls love these books, she too love elephants and I am going to enter the giveaway for sure. I love the cute lanterns, that’s a nice party pack!

  10. My kids love Elephant & Piggie. They are starting to outgrow the series, but they even went to a cute summer camp at school that was an Elephant & PIggie theme. Looks like you had such a cute celebration!

  11. I teach kindergarten and the kids and I absolutely love him. Some of my class dressed up as Elephant and Piggie for character day.