The Magic of Mo

Last week I wrote about the funniest book ever! That was an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Willems.

We’ve read a whole bunch of them now, including all the Pigeon books.

Last week the kids wrote their own 5-page stories in the style of Mo Willems. I told them they could use Piggie and Gerald as their characters or they could make up their own.

The kids finished their books on Friday and I have to say, they’re pretty darn cute! They had a chance to share them with each other and they laughed their heads off.

As you know, 6-year-old humour is a LOT different from ours:)  To be honest, I didn’t think some of the stories were very funny BUT I was thrilled that the kids understood and were able to copy the Mo Willems style of writing. And they thought their material was hilarious, so really, that’s all that counts.

This little girl did an especially wonderful job!

Don’t you love how she showed Gerald yelling, the way he always does?

One of our Social Studies lessons on Needs and Wants was based on the Pigeon’s needs and wants. As a follow-up activity they did a directed drawing of the pigeon. They were painted in watercolours and outlined with a black Sharpie.

I LOVE these! I’m so proud of my kids.


13 thoughts on “The Magic of Mo”

  1. You have me HOOKED! I ran to the bookstore and picked up a couple of Piggie and Elephant books after your last post. And, after giggling like a 6 year old in the children's section of the store while reading them – I struggled to find a way to only purchase two. I CANNOT wait to read them to my kiddos!

  2. I love the idea of having kids write their own Gerald and Piggie books. My kiddos are really into knock knock jokes. They come up with some that they laugh hysterically over and I just laugh because it's so not funny!Jenny


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