the cookie fiasco and we are growing!

Nate’s proclamation after his first time listening to The Cookie Fiasco — “Read it again!”  It’s a hilarious start to the new Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! series.  The Cookie Fiasco is about a serious quandary, a hippo with a nervous habit and how things sometimes work out in the end on their own.  The dialogue, layout, play with type—all genius.  It’s easily one of the most engaging early readers we’ve read this year.

We Are Growing is also very enjoyable.  Blades of grass vie for bragging rights and claim one superlative after another until the ironic ending.  Wow, is all I have to say.  Both are really, really well done.  We’re eagerly awaiting the rest of this series.

The Cookie Fiasco is by Dan Santat and We Are Growing is by Laurie Keller.  Published by Disney Hyperion.