Cinnamon Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies & a Giveaway

This post was created in collaboration with Disney-Hyperion in support of the new series Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! All opinions are my own.  This year is such an important school year for my youngest son. Both of my older boys became what I call "super readers" after completing the first grade. I'm hopeful the same will happen this year for my six-year-old fella. At this point he can read, but it's rough. The best solution to shape an awkward reader into a super reader is practice. Or at least that's been my experience.  While parents need to take the time to … [Read more...]

Elephant & Piggie Banana Cupcakes & a ThankoRama Giveaway!

This post is in collaboration with Disney-Hyperion in support of Mo Willems new book, ThankoRama.  I remember when I read my first Mo Willems book to my boys, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. My little guys kept bursting into giggles and I was equally as entertained. Mo Willems makes animal characters come alive with a simple, witty dialogue that breaks down the third wall of traditional children's books. It's just hard not to laugh when you read his books.  The newest addition in the Elephant & Piggie series has Piggie attempting to thank everyone he … [Read more...]

THE STORY OF DIVA AND FLEA by Mo Williams and Tony Diterlizzi & a Giveaway

Mo Willems first captured my attention when he released the book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!. I had never read a children's book that was quite so hilarious. The illustrations were simple. The story was goofy. And the pigeon truly seemed to come alive from the page. I was equally impressed with Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. Mo Willems has a witty way with words bringing entertaining children and their parents.  The Story of Diva and Flea is Mo's newest addition, collaborating with award-winning … [Read more...]