Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because the Elephant and Piggie books are favorites in our house and I like Piggie’s attitude in this book.
Today I Will Fly
By Mo Willems
64 pages – ages 4+
Published by Hyperion Books on March 13, 2007
Theme/Topic – Determination / Believe in Yourself
Opening and Synopsis –
Piggie “Today I will fly!”
Gerald “No. You will not fly today”
Piggie has a GREAT idea! Today, Piggie wants to fly! Gerald tells Piggies she will never fly.Piggie won’t let that stop her. She is still determined to fly today even if she needs a little help!
Why I liked this book – Elephant and Piggie books are FAVORITES in our house.They are such good friends. I really like this particular Elephant and Piggie book because I really love Piggies’s “never quit” attitude. The ending of the book is just great. Gerald changes his mind and announces “Tomorrow I will fly!” Now that’s the spirit Gerald! Elephant and Piggie books are always illustrated wonderfully. I like how Elephant and Piggie’s speech bubbles are different colors.
Activities and Resources –
You can visit Mo Willems website HERE.
I found a teacher’s guide to the Elephant and Piggie books HERE.
I also found an Elephant and Piggie activity book with all sorts of activities (games, coloring pages, story times, topics of discussion etc) HERE.