Friday, June 24, 2011

Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator! by Mo Willems

Amanda and her alligator are an excellent match. They get along really well and love to have fun together. They both like surprises (well, most of them) and surprising each other. Join them for 6-and-a-half stories about fun, friendship, and the element of surprise.

Could Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator be my new favourite Mo Willems title? I think it might just be. It has the friendship of Elephant and Piggie, the human-toy relationship of the Knuffle bunny books, the bright colours of Edwina, and the humour that it’s in all of Mo’s books – but instead of making it seem derivative, it feels fresh, funny, and just plain delightful. It’s like Calvin and Hobbes crossed with George and Martha (a wonderful, wonderful pairing). Genuine surprises lurk around every page. And a picture book character who reads! If you’d been reluctant to pick this book up because you’d been thinking “Hmm, I’ve already seen a lot of Mo Willems books, is this one anything new?” the answer is yes, it is, and pick it up right away.

Read it with:
We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
George and Martha by James Marshall
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Hippo and Rabbit in Three Short Tales by Jeff Mack

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. I want to read it.

    Michelle from