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 Really Like Slop!, Piggie invites Gerald to try her favorite food . . . slop. But Gerald is not so sure he's going to like it. At all.
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. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering four Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let's Go for a Drive! and A Big Guy Took My Ball!).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I Really Like This Book I’ve got to admit, I was quite curious what would be happening in I Really Like Slop, the newest Elephant and Piggie picture book by Mo Willems. Yes, I was trying to judge this book by its cover and title, and I wasn’t coming up with anything concrete. Now that the book is out, I’ve read it, and I can say with certainty that this is another classic book in the making. It’s lunch time, and Piggie is making one of her favorite treats – slop. She really likes slop, and she wants her friend Gerald to try some. Gerald isn’t interested because of the smell, but Piggie is his best friend. Will he try it? What will he think if he does? Now if you are getting the Green Eggs and Ham vibe, you aren’t alone. I’m sure everyone who reads it will be thinking of the classic Seuss book as well. And while that book is wonderful, this book offers a fresh (pun intended) spin on the classic dilemma of trying something you never have tried before. When Gerald does decide to try slop, his reaction is hilarious. Plus Piggie has a classic line during those pages as well. The ending is sweet with one final joke in there to get you laughing again. The moral here is subtle – it’s okay if you don’t like something as long as you try it. All this is told in Mo’s classic style. We’ve got wonderful pictures that will make you laugh and assist the dialogue in telling the story. The entire story is told via dialogue between Gerald and Piggie (with one line from a fly). And the dialogue is filled with words that most early readers should be able to read for themselves. I’ve been using my niece and nephew as an excuse to read these books, but I can tell you that even when they outgrow these books, I will enjoy catching the latest adventures of Gerald and Piggie. As I Really Like Slop proves, they are fun books for all ages.
This book is classic Elephant and Piggie. As always, I love the use of caps, larger font, and exclamation points to show emotion. It's kind of a strange subject, but it's still really cute. Piggie wants Gerald to try his favorite food, slop. It smells awful, so Gerald is nervous to try it. But he loves Piggie, so he wants to do the nice thing and try it anyway. What a perfect topic for kids! My son is a very reluctant eater, so this book was easy for us to relate to. If only he'd really try things as bravely as Gerald did. We laughed a little, but not as much as other Elephant and Piggie books. It's definitely worth reading, but perhaps (gasp!) my son (almost 6) is getting a little old for these books. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/01/kid-lit-i-really-like-slop.html