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Mar 03 2009

I love my new toy by Mo Willems

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Walker Books, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4063-1471-7
(Ages 3-6) Recommended. Piggie has a brand new toy that she can't wait to show Elephant. She loves her new toy but doesn't know what it does. Elephant thinks that it may be a throwing toy, and tosses it into the air. When it comes down, it has broken into two. What will Piggie do?

This is a delightful first reader, with large print, few words on each page and amusing line drawings that complement the text. The characters are lovable and the theme of the importance of friendship that runs through the story is excellent.

Not only would it enthrall a young child just beginning to read, it is also a great book to read aloud. It is a worthy winner of the 2008-2009 Cybils award.
Pat Pledger

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