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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

XOXO
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  • Tami
    July 4, 2019

    I enjoyed finding out what all your kiddo is thankful for. I need to do this with my 6-year-old son.
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  • Holly
    June 6, 2019

    We officially need this book. My daughter is OBSESSED with Mo Willems books too!

  • Ruth I
    June 6, 2019

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

  • Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    June 5, 2019

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

  • REESA LEWANDOWSKI
    June 5, 2019

    Kids are so sweet and innocent! I love this Thank-o-Rama! And I love Mo Willems!

  • Shayla
    June 5, 2019

    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!

  • Marina
    June 5, 2019

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

  • Summer Shores
    June 5, 2019

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

  • Jessie
    June 4, 2019

    This melts my heart. This shows that kids teach us more than we can teach them. ?

  • Marko
    June 4, 2019

    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! ?

  • jessica
    June 4, 2019

    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?!?

  • Ashley
    June 4, 2019

    What a sweet child! I can tell that she had great parents that teach her well!

  • Aditi
    June 4, 2019

    Totally adorable. What a great book!

  • rika
    June 4, 2019

    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….

  • Mijia Eggers
    June 4, 2019

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

  • Jessica Hughes
    June 4, 2019

    This is too cute! So adorable how she’s thankful for responsibilities 🙂

  • Jared r Desrosiers
    June 4, 2019

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

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    June 4, 2019

    I could listen to her all day. She really cracks me up all the time!

  • Wendy Polisi
    June 4, 2019

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

  • Lynndee
    June 4, 2019

    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.

  • Emman Damian
    June 4, 2019

    I love a good book. My niece would definitely like that too. Good job!

  • Cathy Mini
    June 4, 2019

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

  • Christa
    June 4, 2019

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

  • Ruth I
    June 4, 2019

    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.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael
    June 4, 2019

    Wow….the things little ones surprise us with!

  • Jennifer
    June 4, 2019

    I love when kids share their thankful things. We used to do this with our kids as well.

  • Chava
    June 4, 2019

    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.

  • Lisa Favre
    June 4, 2019

    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!

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    June 4, 2019

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

  • Aria | Blogs by Aria
    June 4, 2019

    Love her thankful list!! Especially God, Jesus, prayer and responsibility 😉

  • Catalina
    June 4, 2019

    Kids always surprise. They are so different from us and think different!

  • Stefani Tolson
    June 4, 2019

    This looks like a cute book. I am surprised I don’t have a copy already!

  • Shelley R Zurek
    June 4, 2019

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

  • Alex
    June 4, 2019

    Thank you for sharing! This is an amazing kids idea!

  • Alyssa H
    June 3, 2019

    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!

  • Heather
    June 3, 2019

    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.

  • Rachel
    June 3, 2019

    This would be a lovely exercise to do with my kids. I am going to have to look into the Thankorama.

  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    June 3, 2019

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

  • Heather
    June 3, 2019

    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! 🙂

  • Terri Steffes
    June 3, 2019

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

  • Kathy
    June 3, 2019

    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!

  • Amy Desrosiers
    June 3, 2019

    Very sweet pictures! I love how she included God and Jesus on her thankful board!!

  • Melanie
    June 3, 2019

    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.

  • Jamie Yonash
    June 3, 2019

    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!

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    June 3, 2019

    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.

  • Ricci
    June 3, 2019

    This sounds like a great kids book and I LOVE that your daughter made her own thankful list!

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    June 3, 2019

    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!

  • Janel
    June 3, 2019

    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.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    June 3, 2019

    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!

  • robin rue
    June 3, 2019

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

  • Alli Smith
    June 3, 2019

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

  • Sarah Bailey
    June 3, 2019

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

  • Jeanette
    June 3, 2019

    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.

  • cait
    June 3, 2019

    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!

  • Tasheena
    June 3, 2019

    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.

  • Amber Myers
    June 3, 2019

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

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