Today I was creating a plan for a Storytime Program that I will be running in February. My initial thought was I wanted to work in “The little elephant who wants to fall asleep” by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin because it’s a super cute read and who doesn’t love elephants? Unfortunately the whole point of the book is to help your child fall asleep and I don’t want a bunch of two year olds falling asleep on me. SO keeping on the theme of elephants I decided to go with “Elephants can’t dance” by Mo Willems.
Mo Willems does a great job with all of his Elephant and Piggie series.
The books starts off with quite a funny dedication: “To Jon Sciezka (who also can’t dance)” which reading this as an adult of course gives the book and extra bit of humour. While reading the book we obviously meet Gerald (the elephant) and Piggie (the pig). In this book Piggie wants Gerald to learn how to dance even thought he consistently says that “Elephants can’t dance.”
This book showcases that through perseverance and by having supportive friends you can do anything you put your mind to! I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a bit of a pick me up!