Children’s Book Review: A Busy Creature’s Day Eating by Mo Willems

Mo Willems needs no introduction. He is Disney Hyperion’s most celebrated children’s author, introducing the world to cherished characters like Elephant, Piggie, and Pigeon. And now, he invites kids to meet Creature in A Busy Creature’s Day Eating!, proclaimed as “An alphabetical smorgasbord.”

Creature has decided to eat his way through the alphabet, starting with things like Apples, Berries, and Cereal, But by the time he gets to “F,” he switches to some crazy things like Furniture and other non-edible items. Of course, this upsets his tummy and when he gets to “P,” he needs to go Potty. From there, he keeps getting more and more sick until “V,” at which point he… well, you get the picture.

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating! is an easy reader for kids who will delight in some of the fun words, in addition to zany visuals. Mo’s iconic style is everywhere in this book, as is his unique brand of humor. This is perfect for ages 3-6, for kids who know their alphabet and are working on reading and mastering the shapes. There’s some fun word association and kids will add words like Halibut and Zonked to their vocabulary.

Creature is a wild child who is oral sensory seeking his way through each letter of the alphabet. He puts everything in his mouth and this story can also be used as a talking point if your child is constantly putting their mouth on things you don’t want them to. And if nothing else, it’s silly and fun.

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating! is another hit from Mo Willems. We’ve reviewed many of his books in the past, including Nanette’s BaguetteWelcome, and An Elephant & Piggie Biggie. We’re also very excited for his new series debuting this fall, Unlimited SquirrelsA Busy Creature’s Day Eating! is yet another amazing book in the Mo Willems collection.