Happy Pig Day! (Elephant and Piggie Series)

Happy Pig Day! (Elephant and Piggie Series)

by Mo Willems


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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 Happy Pig Day! Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year! But will Gerald the Elephant be included in the festivities?

Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a heartfelt story about celebrating the special occasions in life. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will want to join the party!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423143420
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: Elephant and Piggie Series , #15
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 66,396
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: BR (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, 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). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.

Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Happy Pig Day! (Elephant and Piggie Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
alyson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pig Day should be a national holiday!
cassielanzas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Piggie is very happy to celebrate Happy Pig Day. Gerald is sad because he thinks he cannot participate- he is an elephant not a pig. Then, Gerald discovers that Happy Pig Day is for "Anyone who loves Pigs!" Gerald is happy to celebrate with piggy and exclaim, "Oinky, Oinky, Oink!" (Happy Pig Day in Pig)This is a cute book by Mo Williams. This would be an excellent book to use in an early childhood education setting as a read around during a unit on emotions, friendship, and culture. Celebrating traditions with cultures that are different than ours should be welcome. I loved this book. It is sweet, engaging, and models good behavior without being preachy. I love how Gerald and Piggie always manage to solve their problems using words.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: I love Mo Willems!Piggie is celebrating his favourite day "Pig Day" but when he finds his friend Gerald has left the festivities he goes looking for him to find out what is the matter. Can Gerald the Elephant enjoy Pig Day when he is an Elephant. I don't have a lot to say about this book. It's Mo Willems and Elephant & Piggie! You can't go wrong. Fun story with a little lesson about accepting and participating in others' festival or holidays. Illustrations are what we expect from Willems and these books are going to become classics for future generations. The end pages are their usual fun to look at, watch for Pigeon to show up. I'll just say this book is not quite up to par with most of the others in this series. It's cute and fun but didn't quite hit the hilarious mark this time but, hey!, it's still Mo Willems, so that's not saying much.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Though cute, this Elephant and Piggie book in which Gerald feels left out of the pig day celebrations because he isn't a pig doesn't match up to some of the other fantastic titles. However, it would be good for teaching about inclusion/feeling left out, etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is very funny, easy to read and Highly Recommended
mel_p More than 1 year ago
Once again Piggy and Gerald have amused my children. They love the celebration and the ending. The characters in this book are silly and endearing and my kids enjoy each and every story about them.