May is Thank-O-Rama Month!

Dear Reader:

Children, teachers, librarians, administrators, booksellers, parents, and caretakers have been counting down the days until they can get their hands on The Thank You Book, the final (*sobs*) book in the Elephant and Piggie series. I've witnessed kids and adults laugh out loud uncontrollably and cheer hundreds of times because of Gerald and Piggie. They have turned many dormant readers into avid readers. 

I'm thankful for Mo's commitment to creating the best books for young readers, and I know he's thankful for everyone who introduced Elephant and Piggie to kids and supported every book. 

Are you ready for the main event? I am beyond honored to turn over my blog to Mo Willems to share a special video message. Thank you, Mo, Gerald, and Piggie! You make me a better teacher-librarian and read-alouder. (I'm not sure "read-alouder" is a proper term, but Deborah Wiles used it in Countdown, so I am.)

Happy Reading!


Head on over to to download, print, and fill out your own #ThankoRama speech bubbles. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

Look for The Thank You Book on May 3. 


  1. Thanks, Mo, from a librarian who loves the joy your books bring to kids and adults. Thanks, Mr. Schu, for sharing your love of literature with the world!

  2. His characters and zany imagination will be missed. Thank you Mo Willems for Gerald, Piggy and the crew.

  3. Gerald and Piggie changed my life....thank you, Mo Willems. God bless and Godspeed to the next adventure.

  4. Thank you, Mo! You have inspired young readers and that makes this librarian's heart overflow with thanks!

  5. Piggy n Gerald are favorites in our library,so thank you MrSchu n Mo because there's not much more that we can say! THANK YOU BOTH!!!! I can't wait!

  6. Wow! ThankoRama - the video was fantastic! Can't wait for the book!

  7. Never met a kid who didn't love Gerald and Piggie. Or Knuffle Bunny, or the Pigeon. Thanks for all of them. Can't wait to get and read the book tomorrow.

  8. THANKORAMA Mo and John! We are using our "Thank you's" in many ways this week and next. Picking up our copies of the book tomorrow at our independent book store! (Thanks Arlene!)Mostly - THANK YOU for numerous smiles and memories with the students!


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