Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Mo Willems Picture Book!

We finished our Winter 2009 sales conference last week and I'm all fired up with excitement-there are so many good books coming next year! One of the children's titles that I'm most excited about is the new Mo Willems picture book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, coming in January 2009.

Admit it- you are snickering already just from the title and I haven't even told you what the book is about! Wilbur is a little naked mole rat who is just a little different from the others in his colony. He (gasp) likes to wear clothes, much to the horror of the other naked mole rats. They decide that something has to be done about Wilbur, so they ask the wise, heroic Grand-pah for advice. I won't spoil the ending for anyone, but as with Willems' previous books, young readers are sure to be in stitches at both the story and the characters. Parents will love the positive message about being true to yourself. Pigeon fans should take a close look at the illustrations when reading this book, as Pigeon makes a surprise appearance.

I know that it is a long wait until January, but there is always the new Elephant & Piggie book Are You Ready To Play Outside coming in October to tide Mo Willems fans over. If you haven't done so already, check out the new Elephant & Piggie Dance game on the website My favourites are the Piggie Jiggie and the Elephant Slide...

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