I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series)

I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series)

by Mo Willems

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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 I Love My New Toy!, Piggie can't wait to show Gerald her brand new toy. But will an accidentally broken toy accidentally break a friendship?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423109617
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: Elephant and Piggie Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 36,070
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mo Willems is the author of groundbreaking picture books, including; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Caldecott Honor winner 2004); Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Caldecott Honor winner 2003); Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Time to Say "Please"!; Leonardo, the Terrible Monster; Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. He also wrote Today I will Fly!, My Friend Is Sad, There Is a Bird on Your Head, and I Am Invited to a Party!, the first books in this series.

In his previous life, Mo was a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the creator of Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
booklovingmom More than 1 year ago
Perfect book for kids with a wonderful message! Laugh-loud-loud funny facial expressions! Great for beginner readers and a terrific addition to the series. A MUST-HAVE book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I love the Elephant & Piggie books. Mo Willems is a wonderful author and illustrator. These books come alive when a child reads them, and I look forward to reading time with my daughter as much as she does. Definitely our favorite books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a teacher of 6 and 7 year olds, I can tell you this book is a hit in my classroom! The text is simple and pictures are wonderful, every time I read a Piggie and Elephant book, my students are rolling on the floor with laughter. It's a real treat to see my students then take this book and strive to read it individually. These are my new favorite characters and I would recommend them to everyone I know with children.
ekstewar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Piggie gets a new toy but doesn't know what it's for. Gerald helps him figure it out and they have fun playing together until the toy breaks. Genre: Easy ReaderPersonal Reflection: The characters of Elephant and Piggie are endearing in this story and it's fun to turn each page to find out what happens next. Concept: Kids love to read this book over and over because it has a fun and easy to follow storyline, characters they follow from book to book and fun illustrations.
the1stdaughter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Turkeybird Speaks(My son's opinion, age 3): "Give me a minute...thanks! I needed a second to compose myself. The best part about this book...my mom, reading it to me. She's amazing! If I could get her to read it over and over for hours every day I would, because it's great. Hold on, I think I might be able to get her to read it!..."Hahaha! That was great, I mean really! You are missing out on life if you haven't read this, because if I'm not mistaken they have studies proving that laughter helps you live longer, right? I can't stop laughing! Haha! Every time I even see this book I have to chuckle, it's so much fun. And if it couldn't get much better, it's all about a toy! Wonderful. Mo Willems is by far one of my favorite authors and illustrators. He's a genius! Go out get this book and read it to the nearest 2 to 4 year old you know, they will love you forever for it."Mom's Two Cents: "One of my favorite things about this book, The Turkeybird's reaction. I honestly can say that very rarely do I see him light up the way he does when I read this book to him. And who doesn't appreciate that? It was a joy, yet again today when he ran into my room with this book in tow and a huge grin on his face. I'd read it once and then he'd say 'again! again!'. How could I refuse such plea's? It truly was the highlight of my day."I Love My New Toy! is the story of a little Piggie (insert the nearest preschool age child in your life) and her adventure getting, losing and regaining a toy and more importantly a friend. Piggie initially chooses to share her toy with her good friend Gerald, but he causes strife by breaking it...or so they think. Piggie goes through a range of emotions and eventually finds that it's better to forgive than hold a grudge. It teaches children that friends are the things to be treasured not just our possessions."When we purchased this for The Turkeybird it was in the hopes that it would help him with sharing. I'm not entirely sure that it's helped so far, but it has taught him some other very valuable lessons. It's helped him put names to feelings and emotions he's had. Recently he had a toy break and I think reading the book helped him understand it was okay, he had other toys and friends to play with. He still values the things he has, but I'm pretty sure it's helping him to see they aren't what is important in life."A great book with a great message that's also very entertaining. Perfect for reading together between you and your toddler or even a group of toddlers together could be great!"
kdebros on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mo Willems is wonderful. This is a story of friends, and how they perceive things (Is it a throwing toy or a snap toy?) and learning to share, because friends are more important than things.
rachelsticka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every child has been distraught over a new toy being broken, which adds to the reluctance of sharing. Willems creates a story in the art of sharing and that sometimes you have to have a little faith in your friends. And if your toy is broken, you'll still survive. Every child should read this book.
missrader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great Mo Willems book. Uses simple cartoon illustrations and not much text to tell a compelling, funny story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old loves the Elephant and Piggie series. They get read daily in our house!
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the1stdaughter More than 1 year ago
The Turkeybird Speaks(My son's opinion, age 3): "Give me a minute...thanks! I needed a second to compose myself. The best part about this book...my mom, reading it to me. She's amazing! If I could get her to read it over and over for hours every day I would, because it's great. Hold on, I think I might be able to get her to read it!... "Hahaha! That was great, I mean really! You are missing out on life if you haven't read this, because if I'm not mistaken they have studies proving that laughter helps you live longer, right? I can't stop laughing! Haha! Every time I even see this book I have to chuckle, it's so much fun. And if it couldn't get much better, it's all about a toy! Wonderful. Mo Willems is by far one of my favorite authors and illustrators. He's a genius! Go out get this book and read it to the nearest 2 to 4 year old you know, they will love you forever for it." Mom's Two Cents: "One of my favorite things about this book, The Turkeybird's reaction. I honestly can say that very rarely do I see him light up the way he does when I read this book to him. And who doesn't appreciate that? It was a joy, yet again today when he ran into my room with this book in tow and a huge grin on his face. I'd read it once and then he'd say 'again! again!'. How could I refuse such plea's? It truly was the highlight of my day. "I Love My New Toy! is the story of a little Piggie (insert the nearest preschool age child in your life) and her adventure getting, losing and regaining a toy and more importantly a friend. Piggie initially chooses to share her toy with her good friend Gerald, but he causes strife by breaking it...or so they think. Piggie goes through a range of emotions and eventually finds that it's better to forgive than hold a grudge. It teaches children that friends are the things to be treasured not just our possessions. "When we purchased this for The Turkeybird it was in the hopes that it would help him with sharing. I'm not entirely sure that it's helped so far, but it has taught him some other very valuable lessons. It's helped him put names to feelings and emotions he's had. Recently he had a toy break and I think reading the book helped him understand it was okay, he had other toys and friends to play with. He still values the things he has, but I'm pretty sure it's helping him to see they aren't what is important in life. "A great book with a great message that's also very entertaining. Perfect for reading together between you and your toddler or even a group of toddlers together could be great!"
GrammyMO More than 1 year ago
We just love this book. The illustrations are SO CUTE! They made us all laugh. But this is also a great story with a really good lesson about sharing, greed, anger management & what's really important - all rapped up in a short, easy to read & understand format. My granddaughter who's 4, really enjoyed my reading to her, then went on to PopPop & Mommy to each read it again using their best character voices. Enjoyable all around!
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LitBug More than 1 year ago
Hilarious characters! I absolutely LOVE Piggie and Gerald. They have become a staple on our bookshelf. Not to mention, the dialogue set up in this series is wonderful. My daughter was able to begin to understand how dialogue works in a book thanks to the way the books are set up with each character getting their own colored dialogue "bubble." Awesome books!
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