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 Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming 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!). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Will Gerald Ever Get to Sleep? Gerald is tired and grumpy. Clearly, he needs a nap. However, Piggie thinks that sounds like a good idea, too. Will she keep Gerald from getting any sleep? As always with these picture books, the story line is simple and the illustrations brilliantly bring the story to life. After all, they really are telling half the story. I felt like this book was a tad simpler than some of the others in the series. It’s not that it is bad, just that others have been better and the twist/final joke at the end was not as clever as some have been. I’m splitting hairs and being rather picky, I know, but, while fun, it’s just missing that spark others of his books have. However, that’s a minor issue. This is still a book that will please Gerald and Piggie’s many fans.