Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.25 × 6.75 × 0.5 in
Published: June 3, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423179587
ISBN - 13: 9781423179580
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.
InMy New Friend Is So Fun!,Piggie has found a new friend! But is Gerald ready to share?
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. And his celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (forThere Is a Bird on Your Head!andAre You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as three Honors (forWe Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!,andLet''s Go for a Drive!).Other favorites includeNaked Mole Rat Gets DressedandCity Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.
Gerald runs into Snake, and the two engage in casual conversation. As it happens, Piggie (Gerald''s best friend, you remember) is hanging out with Brian Bat, Snake''s best friend. At first, Gerald and Snake are pleased that such nice creatures are having fun, but in no time, the two work themselves up into a (rather typical) lather, worrying that Piggie and Brian will become best friends with each other, leaving Gerald and Snake behind. Of course, such worry is folly-all the while, Piggie and Brian are extolling the virtues of their current besties-and the story ends with everyone''s social circle enhanced. All of the requisite Elephant and Piggie elements are here, with expressive type size, colored word balloons (which now include green and brown in addition to the traditional gray and pink), apoplectic bedlam, and warm resolution. Elephant and Piggie''s many friends will welcome these two new characters into the fold. Thom Barthelmess-Booklist Online