Aug 29, 2011
Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct
Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
Edwina played with the kids, helped around the neighborhood, and even baked chocolate-chip cookies for everyone. Everybody in town loved her...except Reginal Von Hoobie-Doobie. Reginal was very smart and he knew about everything. He loved giving presentations in class and he decided to tell his classmates all about dinosaurs, specifically about the fact that they are "totally extinct!" But nobody took him seriously because they all knew Edwina. Reginal was furious and tried to get the people in his town to listen to him and his arguments about how extinct dinosaurs were. But nobody paid him any attention. Crying in frustration, Reginal sat down and wondered out loud "Why won't anyone listen to me?" And then, somebody did, Edwina. She listened to all his explanations and he was very convincing. So much so, that she realized she was extinct, but she didn't care. And after having found a willing listerner, neither did Reginal.
Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct is another wonderful book by Mo Willems. Edwina is so lovable! It's a fun read aloud sure to delight all Mo Willems fans -they'll enjoy catching a glimpse of previous Willems characters, pigeon and knuffle bunny, in the illustrations.