Tsurumi, Andrea and Mo Willems. I’m On It! Andrea Tsurumi, Illus. Easy Reader. Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series. Hyperion, 05/2021. pp. $9.99. 978-1-368-06696-9. OUTSTANDING. GRADES K-2.
In this entry to the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading series, Goat climbs up on various stacked items, followed by Frog on another stack, until they crash down into the pond. The text is in dialogue balloons, with lots of repeated phrases and an emphasis on prepositions such as beside, between, inside, under, across, and more. The full-color cartoon artwork is dominated by the tan goat and green frog, in a style similar to the original Elephant & Piggie books but with a bolder color palette. A great beginning reader for younger emergent readers including kindergartners, this has humor and a nice example of friendship and play.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University, iSchool