64 pages, 9.38 × 6.88 × 0.38 in
October 4, 2011
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.
It's "the best day of the year"-Happy Pig Day! Piggie goes hog-wild with her porcine friends, but Gerald feels left out and shrinks away. After Piggie finds her friend, Gerald works himself into an existential meltdown: "I do not have a snout. I do not have hooves! I am not pink! I want to say, Happy Pig Day' in Pig! But I am not a pig." As always, Willems's delightfully mismatched best friends communicate with bold declarations and gestural expressions that convey a vast range of recognizable emotions-from the agony of feeling left out to unbridled joy at celebrating all things pig.-PW