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  • Meet Elephant and Piggie at the Children’s Museum of NH Saturday, April 8

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    April 03, 2017

    Elephant, also known as Gerald, and Piggie will be in Dover, NH on Saturday April 8, from 10am-2pm. Elephant and Piggie will be visiting the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading. 


    At this Books Alive event, sponsored by TD Charitable Foundation, museum educators will be reading Elephant and Piggie books, written and illustrated by Mo Willems, throughout the day. The friendly costumed Elephant and Piggie will be popping in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five and pose for photos. There will also be a variety of Elephant and Piggie-inspired literacy, math and creative activities. 


    Mo Willems is the creator of the Elephant and Piggie children’s books series. These silly and heartfelt books about two best friends have been delighting early readers since their debut in 2007. These stories emphasize the importance of friendship and resolving conflict. Two books in this series, There is a Bird on Your Head and Are you Ready to Play Outside?, won the Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. His Elephant and Piggie series also received Geisel Honors in 2011-2015. Several of Mo Willems’ books have been listed on Time magazine’s Top 10 Children’s Books of the Year. Mo Willems has also created popular children’s stories such as Knuffle Bunnyand the Don’t Let the Pigeon book series. 




    Elephant and Piggie will be out in the museum for storytimes and photos at these times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Elephant and Piggie will be gone from the building by 2pm. All Books Alive activities are included with regular paid admission to the museum: $10 for adults and children over the age of 1 and $9 for seniors. Museum admission is free for Children’s Museum of NH members and children under 1 year old. Visit www.childrens-museum.org to learn more.



    About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire


    The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org

    Neva Cole, Communications Director
    neva@childrens-museum.org, (603) 742-2002