Friday, April 5, 2013

The One About E - Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct

Run, do not walk, to get this book if you do not have it already!  

I love this book and tell my kid it is one of my all-time favorite books!  It is the first appearance here of Mo Willems, one of my favorite authors. 

Now, I'll admit, I don't necessarily use his book to "teach" a concept or lesson. Not that it can't be used, I'm sure it could. However, I think this is just such a fun read that I have it filed under a section titled "Fun". You know, those books that you just enjoy reading. Maybe you have a few free minutes to fill. Maybe you are just in the mood for a good book. Whatever the reason, a book from my "Fun" category is sure to bring a little bit of laugher and love of reading for fun into the classroom. 

Edwina. She's sweet. Everyone loves her. Not the scary Jurrasic Park dinosaur who will eat you. Quite the contrary. She's a friend. She'll bake you chocolate chip cookies!  But not everyone. I won't go too much into the story in case you've never read it, but suffice it to say that the plot plays out in a funny and and silly way.

Mo Willems also illustrated this book and I do love a good author/illustrator. My kiddos always seem to be fascinated by the fact that a "real" author can write a story and draw the pictures for it, just like they do!  The story and the pictures are entertaining and fun. Trust me. Read the book. 

So, are you familiar with Edwina?  What is your favorite "fun" book that you read just for the pure joy of reading?  Mo Willems, are you a fan?   Hurry and get aquatinted or reacquainted with Edwina!

Thanks for hopping by!


  1. It must be Mo Willems day! Haven't read Edwina but I'll surely check it out now. Happy writing!

    1. Definitely do so! It is an awesome book! I hope you enjoy it!