The Itchy Book!: Mo Willems’s Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!

By: LeUyen Pham

Triceratops has an itch . . . so does Pterodactyl . . . and Apatosaurus . . . and T-Rex! But Dino-Mo reminds them all of the BIG rule: Dinosaurs do not scratch! What's an itchy dinosaur to do?

ISBN: 9781368005647

JLG Release: Jul 2018


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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine

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Pham’s early reader touches on herd-mentality and nonconformity in a makebelieve prehistoric setting. A turtle snoozes in front of a rock etched with the words “Dinosaurs Do Not Scratch.” “Huh. You learn something new every day,” muses a passing bespectacled dinosaur kid. With instant, uncompromising absorption of that message, and furthe Pham’s early reader touches on herd-mentality and nonconformity in a makebelieve prehistoric setting. A turtle snoozes in front of a rock etched with the words “Dinosaurs Do Not Scratch.” “Huh. You learn something new every day,” muses a passing bespectacled dinosaur kid. With instant, uncompromising absorption of that message, and further self-justification regarding the virtues of “toughness,” the dino begins spreading the word as gospel to all the other creatures. Not everyone is convinced, but they’re all impressed by their friend’s display of self-control. When the first dino dares the others to “make me itchy,” a riotous paneled sequence ensues in which classic itchy-making items (a wool sweater, dandelion fluff, sand, a cat) are lobbed at the increasingly uncomfortable creature. A twist ending clarifies (but only somewhat) the message on the rock, solving the problem at hand, but perhaps raising more questions than answers for both dinos and readers (“I wonder why dinosaurs do not scratch alone?”). Pham’s alldialogue text and bubbly cartoon–style illustrations have lots of kid appeal, and the implicit issues raised by the story—toughness, gender roles (pay attention to who is gender-identified and who isn’t), individuality, questioning authority—are broached at a child-comprehending level. -Elissa Gershowitz

Book Details

ISBN

9781368005647

First Release

July 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

Page Count

64

Accelerated Reader

Level 1.8; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 340L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Disney-Hyperion

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

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