Another Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book for 2013 is Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems. Gerald and Piggie are the best of friends. Gerald is a little OCD, Piggie is not. They decide to go for a drive. Gerald says you cannot go for a drive without a map. Piggie has a map, so they do their happy drive-map song and dance. Then Gerald thinks that it might be sunny on the drive, so they need sunglasses. Piggie has sunglasses, so they do their drive –sunglasses song and dance. Gerald keeps thinking of things they might need on a drive and Piggie has all of them, except for the most important thing when you are going on a drive. But quickly they change plans and use all their gear to play Pirate.
This is the latest Elephant and Piggie book, a series that has won the author Mo Willems two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals and two previous honor awards. There are over a dozen books in this humorous series; they are great fun for beginning readers.
The Sonoma County Library has many copies.