Pet books – specifically dog books – were hot commodities for readers in MTigersLibrary. There was an overflowing shelf of them in the 600’s which was usually decimated by the end of September. While my elementary readers liked books on each breed, they really liked the ones with good pictures. Forget the words: they wanted to coo over the photos of the doggies. Like Momo.
Find Momo Coast to Coast & Let’s Find Momo by Andrew Knapp
The original Find Momo isn’t a typical addition to the elementary library: it’s a photo-journal of a dog, Momo, in landscapes and interiors. But one element makes Momo a bona fide hit: the black and white dog hides in each photo. This I Spy aspect is age-appropriate and perfect for readers of any age, language, or ability. Momo’s first book had enough fans (my students included) to spur more titles: Find Momo Coast to Coast and a board book for the youngest readers Let’s Find Momo. Both keep the element of I Spy and showcase beautiful photography with one hidden dog. Momo Coast to Coast gives young readers a picturesque view of the United States through the adventures of an appealing dog. Imagine the mapping activities one could do with Momo! The board book Let’s Find Momo is great for emerging readers and English-language learners, as it showcases four words and objects in a quadrant, inviting readers to find the matching objects on the following page…along with Momo, of course. The only drawback may be if readers learn the name “Momo” as representing a dog. Fun and appealing, share these with dog-lovers of all ages.
Find Momo published in 2014. Find Momo Coast to Coast published in 2015. Let’s Find Momo is released April 18, 2017.
One of the previewed titles at 2017 London Book Fair at the Quirk books booth.
Cheers, y’all! 🙂 arika