Christine (lead teacher of the Acorns): We started an author study of the hilarious and talented Mo Willems this week, which we’ll continue for several weeks. The children are noticing his vocabulary and his illustrations as well as the text features in his books. We are currently reading the elephant and piggie books; Gerald is a reserved elephant and Piggie is a curious pig. Their friendship is dear and the antics are very, very funny. Thus far, we’ve read I Am Invited to a Party!, I’m a Frog!, Watch Me Throw the Ball!, and We Are in a Book!. We’re also learning about Mo Willems’ life. Did you know he started to draw when he was 3 or 4 years old?