I’ll be honest, this book was not initially my favorite, although the kids do love what they believe to be a dog (*actually a wolf) at the end of the story. What makes this one for us is the fact that Indiana pronounces ‘ROG’ a lot like ‘UCK’, to which I say ‘No one waaaants to be a F*ROG* Indiana, no one’. It’s pretty entertaining to listen to her read and ask about it, and it makes me laugh a lot, which is why people have kids, I think.
No joke here really, this book is just rad – as are all Mo Willems publications. Check out the Pigeon series if you for some reason have yet to experience these literary marvals. They are the best. Like ever.
We love general silliness but life lessons are important too. This book has both! Because understanding how a dragon with tummy troubles could negatively impact your safe space has real life applications in our opinion.
The girls LOVE this book for multiple reasons – it has animals, it has silliness, and most importantly it has a cow butt – it’s really the perfect kid trifecta. They both love this entire book (and quote it randomly throughout the day in weird, almost accurate situations) – but Scout mainly loves making whoever is reading it say ‘cow butt’ at least once during the course of the story (by repeatedly asking ‘What’s that?’ on the appropriate page…ten times in a row). She is definitely my mini, but cow butts are funny, I don’t care who you are.