Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems
Illustrator Mo Willems

Disney-Hyperion | October 4, 2011 | Hardcover

Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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.
InHappy 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!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.38 × 6.88 × 0.38 in

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423143426

ISBN - 13: 9781423143420

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's Mo Willems! 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.
Date published: 2012-01-04

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Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems
Illustrator Mo Willems

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.38 × 6.88 × 0.38 in

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423143426

ISBN - 13: 9781423143420

From the Publisher

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.
InHappy 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!

About the Author


Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number oneNew York Timesbest-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (forDon''t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!,Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, andKnuffle 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 includeNaked Mole Rat Gets DressedandCity Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.

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

Editorial Reviews

HAPPY PIG DAY! Author/Illustrator: Willems, Mo The latest entry in this popular series for beginning readers features a new holiday: It''s Happy Pig Day, and Gerald the elephant is feeling left out. The elements that have made this series so successful and enduring are all present once again: a clean design (white background, lack of extraneous details, large type in word bubbles, etc.), a friendship theme and a satisfying resolution. This time around, Piggie announces the upcoming festivities, and at first Gerald''s excited: "Ooooh! I did not know about Happy Pig Day." But the day soon sours for him, as three pig friends seem to be monopolizing his best friend''s attention. It''s not until Piggie reveals the truth about these pigs and Happy Pig Day that peace is restored. "Happy Pig Day is for . . . Anyone," begins Piggie, and a squirrel, cat and bear whip off their pig-costume heads, shouting "Who!" "Loves!" "Pigs!" respectively. Ostensibly about celebrating porcine pride, this explores coping with feelings a child may have upon learning a best friend may actually have other friends. Several Elephant & Piggie books have received Geisel Awards or Honors, for books for beginning readers; this one will not only encourage kids to give reading a go but will also teach them at least a few words in a new language: " ''Oinky! Oink! Oink!'' ''means Happy Pig Day in Pig.'' " (Early reader. 4-8)-Kirkus