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We Are Growing!

by Laurie Keller

Other authors: Mo Willems (Contributor)

Series: Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! (2)

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3441856,450 (4)7
"Walt is not the tallest or the curliest or the pointiest or even the crunchiest. A confounded blade of grass searches for his 'est' in this hilarious story about growing up"--

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This is a cute picture book that introduces unique characteristics of individual blades of grass as they grow, showing readers that everybody is different in their own way. I appreciate that the author wants their young readers to recognize these characteristics within themselves, finding their individual identities, being the goofiest, tallest, curviest, etc. Very adorable illustrations and tons of moments to laugh about, would definitely be worth giving to students/children for a lesson on diversity. ( )
  KimCross72 | Nov 20, 2020 |
Eight blades of grass are so excited to be growing and noticing their differences (tallest, pointiest, etc.).

This is a humorous book for beginning readers. The many exclamation points and large font convey a sense of excitement. Although watching grass grow is the proverbial boring thing to do, this will show kids that it can be fun with the right perspective.

Being book-ended by Elephant and Piggie helps give the book some 'name recognition.' Savvy readers will spy a cameo by the Pigeon as well. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Dec 6, 2019 |
-Fabulous book for a story time read aloud-fun to be dramatic and act out
-Humorous discussion of growth and plant life-more than living things
-Quirky, energetic illustrations and text to match
-Colorful, cartoonish, & fun
-The sequencing of the story, repetition & speech bubbles make it easy to follow along and anticipate what comes next ( )
  EMiMIB | Jul 4, 2019 |
This book offers a fun way of showing children how growing up can be hard. At times it seems that everyone else has it figured out while you are left confused about who you are. This is the way that a young blade of grass feels as all the others around him become the -est at everything: curliest, tallest, pointiest, etc. When something comes along and changes it all they support one another and help each other gain a sense of who they are again, even with major change. ( )
  nicolehalbur | Jan 18, 2019 |
Walt is not the tallest or the earliest, or the pointiest or even the crunchiest. Walt searches for what he really is as he grows.
  CECC9 | Jun 23, 2018 |
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Keller, Laurieprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willems, MoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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