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?
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.
PRAISE FOR THE ELEPHANT PIGGIE SERIES
"Willems manages to hit that singular moment where even the most restrained readers can’t help but bark out a laugh."—<STRONG>BCCB</STRONG>PRAISE FOR THE ELEPHANT PIGGIE SERIES
* “These masterful mini-dramas will delight and amuse easy-reader and picture-book audiences, alike.”—<EM>School Library Journal</EM> (starred review) PRAISE FOR THE ELEPHANT PIGGIE SERIES
*"Accessible, appealing, and full of authetic emotions about what makes friendships tick, these titles will put a contemporary shine on easy reader collections."—<EM>Booklist (starred review)</EM>