Watch Me Throw the Ball: 11/24/13
Watch Me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems is another of his delightful Elephant and Piggie series. In this one Piggie has fun throwing a ball while Gerald watches in amazement at how bad Piggie is and how much fun she's having.
As with all the other books in this series, Willems uses color coded word bubbles and the text size to give children an extra clue to who is speaking and how they are speaking. Harriet loves these clues and will actually turn her aloud readings into miniature dramatic performances.
Watch Me Throw the Ball for its ball themed silliness reminds me a little bit of the old Abbot and Costello sketch "Who's on First" from their film The Naughty Nineties (1945). There was a time when I was much younger that I had the whole thing memorized.