If You Like Mo Willems and his Elephant and Piggie books

Picture Books

Art & Max by David Wiesner

Two friends, one an experienced painter and the other a beginner, find themselves on an adventurous mess as they experiment with art.

The End (Almost) by Jim Benton

When Donut the bear is told his story is over and he has to leave, he employs trickery so the story can go on.

Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack

While on a picnic, Bunny and Mouse see everything that happens to them from opposite points of view--Bunny sees only the good, while Mouse sees only the bad.

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

Rhyming Dust Bunnies (and others) by Jan Thomas

As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger.

A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larson

A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there's a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his letters, he doesn't know many words. So she tells him to start with just one letter.

Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great (and others) by Bob Shea

Envy turns to admiration and finally to friendship for Goat and Unicorn.

The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan

One sunny day, a little boy heads outside for a swim, but his pool is already taken . . . There's a big whale in the water and it's not budging!

When Elephant Met Giraffe by Paul Gude

Loud, boisterous Elephant learns how to be friends with calm, quiet Giraffe.

Whose Story is This, Anyway? by Mike Flaherty

What’s this book about? That depends on who you ask. Our humble narrator thinks he’s got a great story for you, but he barely begins before he’s interrupted . . .


Readers like Elephant and Piggie

Annie and Snowball and the dress-up birthday (series) by Cynthia Rylant

Annie and her pet rabbit, Snowball, invite Henry and Mudge to a dress-up birthday party, but there is some confusion about what the guests are supposed to wear.

Ballet Cat and the Totally Secret Secret (series) by Bob Shea

Ballet Cat only wants to talk about and play ballet. It’s her favorite but her best friend Sparkles the Unicorn isn’t so sure.

Clara and Clem Take a Ride (series) by Ethan Long

When Clara and Clem build a car out of blocks, they have no idea where it will take them. But with a little imagination, the two take the trip of a lifetime down winding roads, up tall mountains, and across the sky.

Dinosaur Hunt (series) by David Catrow

Max Spaniel searches for dinosaurs in his back yard.

Go, Otto, Go (series) by David Milgrim

Otto the robot builds a spaceship to take him home.

Hi! Fly Guy (series) by Ted Arnold

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in the Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

Mac and Cheese (series) by Sarah Weeks

Two cats who are as different as night and day are nevertheless best friends.

Monkey and Elephant (series) by Carole Schaefer

In three episodes two friends cool off on a hot day, sing songs, and outsmart some riffraff wildcats!

Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton

Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, a young coyote pup.

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover (series) by Cece Bell

Rabbit plans a sleepover with his friend Robot, but things don’t go quite as planned: Robot only likes screws and bolts on his pizza, and then the remote goes missing. Can Robot save the day?

Silly Milly by Wendy Lewison

This book invites the reader to solve the riddle of why Silly Milly likes certain things and dislikes others.

What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig (series) by Emma J. Virjan

Illustrations and rhyming text introduce an increasing, then decreasing, cast of characters sharing a boat in a moat with a pig in an enormous wig.