Pigs Make Me Sneeze!

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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 Pigs Make Me Sneeze!, Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever?

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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 Pigs Make Me Sneeze!, Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever?

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Editorial Reviews

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Elephant and Piggie are back, in their tenth mini-drama. In this episode, Elephant's sneezing convinces him that he is allergic to pigs and therefore must be apart from his friend-forever! Doctor Cat diagnoses the sneezes as a cold rather than an allergy. Excitedly, Elephant rushes to tell Piggie the news, and we see in the last frame and the endpapers that Piggie now shares her friend's illness. Like a popular TV situation comedy, the combination of the familiar (the expressive comic-book art, the limited vocabulary of only 71 unique words) with the new (a fresh dilemma with the friendship at the core) will please current fans and draw in new ones. Pair with any of the many other easy-reading titles featuring dynamic duos dealing with the ups and downs of friendship.—Booklist

When Gerald cannot stop sneezing, he is sure he is allergic to pigs. His effervescent best friend takes things in stride until the fits of sneezing threaten to end their friendship. When Gerald sees Dr. Cat, he decides that his continued sneezing means he is also allergic to cats. When the doctor informs him that he is sick with a cold, the elephant is elated and rushes to tell his best friend. Unfortunately, Piggie now has a cold. The spare colored-pencil drawings are devoid of background detail. Text is spare too, with speech bubbles against the white pages. Both are simply perfect. The focus is on the characters and their interactions. The illustrations in this case of mistaken logic are very funny, with Piggie being repeatedly blown off her feet and Dr. Cat climbing on Gerald's head to take his temperature. Willems knows how to create rich humor with few words and minimal art.—SLJ

Children's Literature - Cherie Ilg Haas
When energetic little Piggie sees his good friend Gerald, a charming elephant, he is ready to play, but poor Gerald can not stop sneezing around Piggie. Gerald begins to use his own reasoning to determine that he must be allergic to pigs, in general. Piggie is sweetly naive, not understanding Gerald's strange, drawn out "achoo's." The comic tragedy from this is that Gerald thinks that they will not be able to stay friends. That is, until he visits the doctor, who sheds a somewhat positive light on the situation for Gerald. These lovable characters are drawn with strong emotions, giving the simply-written text an additional level of meaning. Their faces are expressive, making it easy for young readers to tell from the pictures alone what is happening for the most part, and the story itself moves at a leisurely pace, building suspense until it ends in humor. This is a fun read that is perfect for bedtime. Reviewer: Cherie Ilg Haas
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3—When Gerald cannot stop sneezing, he is sure he is allergic to pigs. His effervescent best friend takes things in stride until the fits of sneezing threaten to end their friendship. When Gerald sees Dr. Cat, he decides that his continued sneezing means he is also allergic to cats. When the doctor informs him that he is sick with a cold, the elephant is elated and rushes to tell his best friend. Unfortunately, Piggie now has a cold. The spare colored-pencil drawings are devoid of background detail. Text is spare too, with speech bubbles against the white pages. Both are simply perfect. The focus is on the characters and their interactions. The illustrations in this case of mistaken logic are very funny, with Piggie being repeatedly blown off her feet and Dr. Cat climbing on Gerald's head to take his temperature. Willems knows how to create rich humor with few words and minimal art.—Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423114116
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Elephant and Piggie Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 45,934
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: AD40L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mo Willems
Number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems 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). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.

Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Book Thumbs Up! Arrival Condition Two Thumbs Down!

    The book arrived with smeared mud or blood on the back of the book and looked like it slid across the warehouse floor. I contacted Barnes & Noble and they did not reply to resolve this issue. DIsappointed in the lack of response.

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

    My Daughter Loved It!

    I got this book for my daughter to read to me from our public library. The book is cute and fun. My daughter loved it and wants more books from the series. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2010

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    good for preschoolers, great illustrations

    the book is well written and the illustrations are terrific. children find these books very entertaining for reading aloud, and they will flip through the pages themselves. these are great for pre-schoolers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Child's Library

    Added this to my grand daughter's library at home. Loves to read and has been read to since birth. Now she reads to us. Often, we will re-read at the lunchtime table and discuss the book.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    Another adorable book in the Elephant and Piggie series!

    I love these easy readers! Unlike others on the market, these help to engage young readers and hold their attention - this was especially important for the student I tutored recently. The 1st grader I worked with was very picky about what she would read as far as an easy reader book. Not just any book would do - it had to have interesting characters and situations - Elephant and Piggie fit the bill every time! They're easy enough for beginning readers to read, but never bore their audience. It'll even keep the grown ups listening interested and give them some laughs too (which is a godsend in comparison to books like Biscuit). I can't wait to see more from this series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    Pigs make us laugh

    Another great read from Mo Willems. My 6 year old and I both love these books!!!

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