Book Review: My Pillow Keeps Moving

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It’s not every day that a picture book keeps all three of mine giggling but this one appealed to the 3 year old as much as the 6 & 8 year old!

‘My Pillow Keeps Moving’ by Laura Gehl is a humorous read about a dog that disguises himself as a pillow (and other items) to be permanently kept into his unsuspecting owner-to-be’s home.

Not every page contains text which makes the illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant all the more clever. Swipe for a peek. And the book was apparently inspired by a game that Gehl used to play with her own kids at bedtime, where she told them she was tired and pretended to be asleep, using a kid as her pillow. When they started giggling and wiggling, she’d say “my pillow keeps moving!”.

Let’s just say that this book has been reenacted by my crew several times, usually with my 3 year old as the moving target. A playfully witty read! I’d recommend for ages 3-8.


Published by Penguin Random House in 2018.

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Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

An avid reader, Natalie offers her perspective on her favorite adult and children's reads over at @livingbythepagewithnatalie on Instagram.Professionally, she is the CEO of Saltar Consulting.
Prior to that she has served as a Team Leader at Chatham Financial Europe in the UK, the Associate Director of the International Center & Admissions at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the NGO and Policy Coordination Officer at the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and a consultant for the Corporate Executive Board.

She holds a Bachelors in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and a Masters in International Relations from the LSE. She is also an accredited practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) as well as a certified CultureActive® cross-cultural trainer. Further, she serves as a guest writer for the Huffington Post.

A truly global citizen, Natalie is Argentine-American and has worked, studied and volunteered in over 35 countries. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband and three children.
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