Host a Mo Willems Book Club for Kids!
If you’re like us, and I think you are, you love Mo Willems and want to have a book clubfor kids all about his books. And Pigeon. Well, Pigeon has a new book!! Starring Duckling. (Who???)
I know. Pigeon isn’t going to like that, is he?
Let’s all watch this brief Duckling Gets a Cookie!? news update.
In the book, Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (notice the punctuation), Duckling asks for a cookie. Politely. Which he gets. But that’s just the beginning.
Pigeon feels very, very, very upset that Duckling gets a cookie and not him. (It’s so unfair!)
I ask for things ALL THE TIME!
I ask to drive the bus!
I ask for hot dog parties!
Do I ask for candy? I Do.
It doesn’t have to be a big bus, y’ know . . . .
I’ll ask for a “French Fry Robot” every now and then.
I’ve asked for a walrus!
Right now I’m asking, “Why?”
Why? WHY? WHY?
Kids easily relate to the unfairness of this tragic cookie story.
Only it’s not over yet. Now how will kids feel when Duckling gives the cookie to Pigeon?
This story will give you lots to talk about.
Mmmm . . . ! -> Chomp!<-
That is one cool
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? Book Club Party
Invite friends to a Book Club Party.
Read the book aloud to the group. Discuss the book’s big ideas. Have kids either take turns to share or tell a partner.
– When is a time when something unfair happened to you?
– What do you do when you are mad? Do you act like pigeon?
– Have you ever had a friend who you shared something with?
Play games. Download this free Duckling Gets a Cookie!? event kit from Willem’s website for fun book activities and games. You’ll play games like Duck, Duck, Pigeon, Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? and Hot Cookie.
The Duckling Gets a Cookie? Parent-Child Activities
Make cookies with your child. Practice using your best, most polite manners while you’re cooking and eating.
Download the free Duckling Gets a Cookie!? event kit for Pigeon and Duckling coloring pages, maze, and a manners matching game.
Learn how to draw Pigeon. Willems shows you how on the Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App iPad app. Here’s JJ’s interpretation of the directions.
Make up your own “Don’t Let the Pigeon” story. What will you NOT let him do? (sky-dive? paint the house? get a trampoline?)
Read the story with your child. Pick who reads what part. I always get to be Pigeon and JJ always gets to be Duckling.
Thanks to Toddler Approved for organizing an online Mo Willems’ book club. Every blogger below shares their favorite Mo Willems’ book and related activities. Enjoy!!
Download my "Can't Put 'Em Down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
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