Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

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by Mo Willems
     
 

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Elephants Cannot Dance! Piggie tries to teach Gerald some new moves. But will Gerald teach Piggie something even more important?  See more details below

Overview

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Elephants Cannot Dance! Piggie tries to teach Gerald some new moves. But will Gerald teach Piggie something even more important?

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From the Publisher
In this humorous outing, Gerald the elephant and Piggie debate whether or not "elephants can dance." Gerald, who is convinced that he cannot (he tells Piggie to look it up in the "What Elephants Can Do" book) decides to give it a go nonetheless. Results are mixed, with Gerald basically doing the opposite of each instruction. Willems's characteristically sparse cartoon images and the use of speech balloons portray the comical dilemma with clarity, making it an ideal pick for early readers.—PW

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423114109
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Series:
Elephant and Piggie Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
33,937
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
40L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems started his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards for his writing before changing the face of children's literature with his groundbreaking picture books. Mo has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008. He lives in Western Massachusetts

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Elephants Cannot Dance! (Elephant and Piggie Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
hey_teach More than 1 year ago
You can't go wrong with any of the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems. The characters have such a personality and the drawings are so simple that the kids love them! I especially love this book and so do my students, Piggie is a riot and Elephant (Gerald) is so lovable. This was one of those "Read it again!" books that the kids ask to have repeated right away. The students loved mimicing the dance moves from Piggie and predicted how Elephant would react to Piggie. If you love the Elephant & Piggie series, this is definitely one to add to your collection. How can you not love those two friends?
Ju_Rocks More than 1 year ago
I read it to my 5 year old daughter. I didn't like it. She was indifferent so we didn't buy the book. I would not reread this one.
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Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
Mo Willems uses animals to make apoint in all fo his books. Mo's done it again, and this time, it's an elephant that shows the way. It's not so much that elephants cannot dance as elephants usually don't dance becuase they do not try. For children, it's good to point out to them that they can do anything they want to, if they put their heart, soul, and nmid to it. Another winner in a very long line of boks for Mr. Willems. Go Mo!
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Wev-C More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter love this series; however, this book did not have a very interesting story. It was disappointing.
AnnaCanTeach More than 1 year ago
I'm a first grade teacher and my students always love Mo Willems's stories. This is an adorable story about trying hard and doing the best you can. It's not as funny or witty as "There is a bird on your head" or "Watch me throw the ball", but I'm sure my students will look forward to another one of their adventures.