We are excited to partner once again with Disney-Hyperion to celebrate the newest book in Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series, It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier.
First of all, what’s the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series? Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! is a beginning-reader series created by Mo Willems, author of the popular Elephant & Piggie book series. 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.
As always, my kids were stoked when we received this package and read the book the day it arrived. We weren’t sure what to expect with a different author, and though it’s a bit different than the Mo Willems book, it was still fun. My girls understood the fun play on words throughout the book, and I appreciated the message the book sends. For me it was to not be afraid of doing something different than others and do what you like! It’s something I like to try and teach my kids anyways, so it’s nice to have that idea discussed in a book.
Because the book is all about shoes, and wintertime has arrived where I live, I thought it would be nice to have a shoe and sock drive and collect new or gently used shoes and new socks to donate to the Women’s Shelter in my county. The Women’s Shelter was recently asking for donations and after reading this book, I thought how many of us take for granted even have multiple shoes to choose from when so many do not have that luxury.
So, we had a little shoe and sock drive and collected some shoes (not all pictured) to donate. My kids chose some their nicer shoes to donate, and I had some new shoes that were waiting for my kids to fit into that I decided to donate because they are pretty darn cute shoes. But most importantly, I hope they help someone who could use them!
I love when service is fun! My kids loved choosing out some shoes to donate, and I appreciated the shoes donated by others.
Other 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)
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