105 Ways to Give a Book

Cybils Nominees ABC Giveaway: The Letter P

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Please Take Me for a Walk
by Susan Gal

Please Take Me for a WalkA precocious puppy pleads for a promenade — perhaps in the park — with a pleasant presentation of the plentiful possibilities. His pitch is perfect, his proposal is pleasing, and his puppy-face is precious. And it’s impossible to pass over a polite “please.” Wow, I didn’t think I was going to make it through that paragraph. You may have wondered why I went all alliteration on you. Honestly, it has been a long day and I’m a little punchy. I can easily recommend this lovely book. With its slight text, engaging illustrations, and diverse neighborhood setting, it would be great for preschool storytimes or at home. Don’t pass this one by.
How about giving this book with a puppy? Ah, kidding. I’m uninspired to find a gift other than one of the stuffed animal variety, so take a look for more Ways to Give a Picture Book or over a hundred other Ways to Give a Book this holiday season.
The Letter P

Book: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, by Mo Willems

Song: “Puppy in the Window”
(Yes, I changed “doggie” to “puppy.” BTW, the tune is here.)

Book: Time to Say “Please”, by Mo Willems

Song: “Please and Thank You”
Say please and thank you,
They’re called the magic words,
If you want nice things to happen,
They’re the words that should be heard.
Remember please and thank you,
’Cause they’re the magic words.
Use ’em in the morning, noon, and night,
’Cause it’s a great way to be polite!
Please and thank you,
They’re the magic words.
(Yes, it’s the Barney song. Sorry.)
Book: Pigs Make Me Sneeze, by Mo Willems

Fingerplay: “This Little Piggie”

Book: Time to Pee! by Mo Willems — or another Pigeon or Elephant & Piggie book if you want to go with the safer choice.

Alternate Books: If you choose not to go with the all-Mo storytime, here are a few other choices: Pssst! by Adam Rex; Mr. Pusskins and Little Whiskers, by Sam Lloyd; Pilot Pups, by Michelle Meadows; A Penguin Story, by Antoinette Portis
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Z-Kids said...

Pumpkin Head by Eric Rohmann. I don't know how many people know about this funny little book of his, but I love it.

bioluminescence said...

Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler. Lots of goofy singing makes this a family favorite.

We love Pumpkin Head too.

Karen said...

'Pigs Make Me Sneeze' is my favorite Elephant & Piggie book!

I'm going to offer up a title that fits "P" in only the technical sense (it better fits "C" for color & cat but I missed the C post) "Pete the Cat" by Eric Litwin. I used it this summer and it was a humongous hit! I haven't been able to keep in on my shelves since :)

Brimful Curiosities said...

Pouch by David Ezra Stein or Katy No-Pocket, one of my childhood favorites.

Storied Cities said...

I was also going to suggest Pouch!

Charlotte said...

Once I ate a Pie is both puppies, and, obviously, pie! (although the pie is not a main character...)

My favorite Pie book, although it isn't a picture book (more an easy reader) is Pie-rats Ahoy, by Richard Scarry.

Amy said...

Just read Piggy Pie Po, the newest Don & Audrey Wood book. 3 sweet little stories.

Unknown said...

Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen. Great repetitive text.