The Shocking Things My 6 Year Old is Thankful For

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We partnered with Disney Book Group to celebrate Mo Willems’ annual Thank-o-Rama celebration, a month long celebration in May derived from the final book in the Elephant & Piggie series, The Thank You Book. It’s a celebration of thanking all, especially children, for being readers.

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! is an early-reader series created and co-edited by Mo Willems. The series features exciting new stories from renowned, award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators. Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! is the 6th book in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series and is in stores now!

Falynn can’t stop reading it.

We were expecting her to say applesauce, wi-fi and surprise eggs. We didn't expect her to say these things. #sponsored #ReadMoWillems #Thankorama

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In honor of Thank-o-Rama, Falynn was sent the newest Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! book, Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! along with some fun goodies including sidewalk chalk, chalkboard contact paper and paper photo props.

Her assignment? Use the chalk to write down everything she’s thankful for.

Falynn’s mind immediately went to work. I was expecting a list of things like applesauce, wi-fi and surprise eggs, but she completely shocked and pleased me with her answers. I couldn’t be more proud. At the top of her list, Mo Willems, her favorite author of all time. In addition, things like “responsibilities, my life and sunsets”. Melt. I really lucked out with this one.

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About Harold and Hog Pretend for Real!

Hog is careful. Harold is not.

Harold cannot help smiling. Hog can.

Hog worries so that Harold does not have to.

Harold and Hog are best friends. But can Harold and Hog’s friendship survive a game of pretending to be Elephant & Piggie?

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Looking to join in on the fun?

If you’re looking for a great series, Falynn highly recommends Elephant & Piggie! She loves to read them with different voices, as she imagines each character would sound. If you have the opportunity, ask your child to make a list of things that they are thankful for. I think you may be surprised about their answers as well. Plus, you’ll have a great keepsake that you can look back on years from now.

If you're looking for a great book for your young reader, Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! is a must read! #sponsored #ReadMoWillems #Thankorama

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  1. She is just so adorable and pretty. It is nice to sometimes hear what kids think about different things. The pictures are lovely.

  2. Aww..she is so adorable! It’s really heartwarming to see kids show gratitude for little things. You’ve raised her well.

  3. She is adorable! I love her list, what a mature little gal, gratitude is so important and she’s already got it down it looks like. Love it!

  4. It’s always nice to see a small kid reading a book. She will surely be e good reader when she grows up x

  5. Love the activity of creating a list of things you’re grateful for following the book. Such a perfect way to teach children gratitude!

  6. I do not have children, but as I still live with my family my sister has one little “smart” girl, who also surprises us every day with her brainstorming thoughts. Her birthday is for few days and she knows English now, better than me so I will try to find Harold & Hog book. Thank you so much for this recommendation! ?

  7. We need to pick up this new book! Mo Willems is a favorite here. I can’t believe she’s thankful for responsibilities! Can she come teach my kids about that?!?

  8. She is a very adorable daughter! You took nice pictures! Last month, my daughter wrote the funniest thankful note because she didn’t mention my name 🙂 .well….

  9. Kids have different way of thinking. My son sometimes has questions that I cannot answer either.

  10. Our son was thankful for some of these same things! Love that little kids are so creative when it comes to their thankful lists!!

  11. She is such an entertaining child. I would love to see what my kids are thankful for just to hear their thoughts!

  12. Aww, she is so adorable. I really enjoyed reading the things she’s thankful for. I will have to grab a copy of this book for my niece.

  13. This book is really great and my nephew gonna love this for sure perfect for gifts to his birthday.

  14. Oh, these photos are just too adorable! I love your daughter’s thankful list. I’m thankful for sunsets, too.

  15. Your young one looks so adorable. It is good to know she’s thankful to the smallest things. That looks like a wonderful book to read.

  16. Oh my…this really warmed my heart. She’s got such a sweet soul – you must be an amazing mother. I love that she’s thankful for something as concrete and practical as “responsibilities” but also something as whimsical as “sunsets.” It sounds like she’s very well-balanced. And those readers sound amazing. Starting that love of reading off early is so important and these kinds of readers are great at encouraging kids with challenging yet attainable reading goals.

  17. I am a huge Mo Willems fan and so I have to check out this book, for sure! I can’t wait until my son is old enough to enjoy his work!

  18. Aww..that’s so cute!! She knows how to appreciate those priceless little things! This is such a great read for kids!

  19. I really enjoyed seeing the things your child was grateful for. I loved that GOD was right in the middle. What a cutie.

  20. We love Elephant and Piggie, so I am so excited to check this one out–I didn’t know it existed! My kids are going to go nuts!

  21. That’s cute! It looks like your daughter really loves to read and that’s a wonderful thing. I love all the things she’s thankful for.

  22. So cute of your daughter with her thankful board! I love these kinds of books when my boys were little too!

  23. Aw, I love her list of things she’s grateful for! How cute that she thought to put her fav. author at the top of the list! 🙂

  24. These are the moments moms live for and I am so happy you shared your moment with us. I love it.

  25. I think that’s a great list of things to be thankful for. My daughters also love these kinds of books. We have not read this one yet, nor did we know about it til recently. I have it on reserve at our library, and it should be in soon. We can’t wait to read it!

  26. I have three 6 year olds, and I am always surprised at the things that they think of to be thankful for. This sounds like a cute Buck. I will have to look for it.

  27. This book sounds adorable and I know my youngest daughter would love it! It is always fun to see how young kids answer questions. I loved your daughter’s answers and the big chalkboard was a great idea!

  28. I like this book and the lessons it teaches kids. You daughter is so adorable and I am happy she acknowledges the simple things she is thankful for.

  29. I love the message behind this book! I think that the example you and your husband have set for your children is the reason behind her things she’s thankful for. She has a big heart!

  30. What a well rounded little lady you’ve raised!! We LOVE elephant & piggie! I don’t know how I haven’t heard of these yet!!! My boys will be all over them.

  31. I love the books that allow us to interact with our children, while teaching them life-long lessons. I would love to get this Harold book!

  32. I love the list of things she is thankful for. She knows what she likes! Sounds like an awesome book!

  33. What a cute book! My grandkids love to read – just like me – so this will be a great addition to their book collection.

  34. What a fun sounding book for kids – I can imagine they really love it and I love your daughters thankful list. Dogs are amazing!

  35. This author just gets it! Kids love his other books. My kiddo loves all of their books. I think I read every single one of them likes 40 million times.

  36. omg my kids LOVE these books too and love all the things your little one is thankful for 🙂 you have the best pictures girl! such a great thing to remind yourself of when you look back in a few years too!

  37. This post is too cute. I love her personality. I have to make sure to get this series for my nephew. I know he is going to love it.

  38. I can see why small kids would love this book. It sounds wonderful. She has a great thankful list. Sunsets are pretty incredible.