Picture Book Review – There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant & Piggie) – Mo Willems (Author & Illustrator)
Recommended for – Toddlers, Younger Readers
Ah, the wonderful feeling when a Mo Willems’ book arrives on the van at the library. Happening less and less as I make my through them, but it’s still a joy when it happens.
Gerald is most disturbed when, one day, a bird decides to land on his head, followed by another, who make a nest between them, and then lay eggs. Will he manage to convince them to leave, and if he does where will they land next?
Oh, how I love the dialogue that Mo Willems writes. It’s just so darn funny, and I love the breaking of the fourth wall to acknowledge the audience at times. Watching Gerald the elephant get increasingly frustrated is great fun, and the solution to getting rid of them is so simple it’s perfect. The illustrations are as simple but delightful as ever, and although I could read the stories all day they always seem the perfect length to give you a short, sharp, hilarious story.
You really shouldn't be reading this review still – you should out there trying to get a hold of Mo Willems’ entire back catalogue.