64 pages, 9.38 × 6.75 × 0.5 in
October 6, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423114116
ISBN - 13: 9781423114116
About the Book
In the latest Elephant & Piggie adventure, Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever? Full color.
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.
InPigs Make Me Sneeze!, Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever?
About the Author
Number oneNew York Timesbest-selling author and illustratorMo Willemshas 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). Other favorites includeNaked Mole Rat Gets DressedandLeonardo the Terrible Monster.
When Gerald cannot stop sneezing, he is sure he is allergic to pigs. His effervescent best friend takes things in stride until the fits of sneezing threaten to end their friendship. When Gerald sees Dr. Cat, he decides that his continued sneezing means he is also allergic to cats. When the doctor informs him that he is sick with a cold, the elephant is elated and rushes to tell his best friend. Unfortunately, Piggie now has a cold. The spare colored-pencil drawings are devoid of background detail. Text is spare too, with speech bubbles against the white pages. Both are simply perfect. The focus is on the characters and their interactions. The illustrations in this case of mistaken logic are very funny, with Piggie being repeatedly blown off her feet and Dr. Cat climbing on Gerald's head to take his temperature. Willems knows how to create rich humor with few words and minimal art.-SLJ