The Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems are a lovable series for early readers. Mo Willems is the well known author of the Pigeon books. Meet Gerald (elephant) and Piggie. They are best friends as well as complete opposites. Gerald and Piggie books tackle many aspects of friendship that will appeal to young readers. The books are written using speech bubbles to show the reader who is talking. The speech bubbles are color coded to the character that is speaking. These books would be a great tool to teach your child about dialogue.
Elephant and Piggie books are a Level G, which is early to mid first grade level. They appeal to Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade readers. There are 25 books in this series. Grab these books to jump start your young reader before school starts. Happy Reading!!