Listen To My Trumpet! (an Elephant And Piggie Book) by Mo WillemsListen To My Trumpet! (an Elephant And Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

Listen To My Trumpet! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)

byMo WillemsIllustratorMo Willems

Paper over Board | February 7, 2012

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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.

InListen to My Trumpet!Piggie can't wait to play her new instrument for Gerald! But is she ready to listen to his reaction?
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 in...
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Title:Listen To My Trumpet! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:64 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.5 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423154045

ISBN - 13:9781423154044

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Funny Once my daughter heard one Mo Willems book she was hooked. Her love of reading has really grown reading all the different series Willems offers. The humor is perfect and the two characters in this series are great. We always rotate who reads which character's lines. These will be books we keep for a long time.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reader Another excellent first reader. I highly recommend this series as the content is fun and the books new readers to take the risk to read.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! These are a great read for beginners. Fun because parent can read one character, while child reads the other. The whole collection is awesome! They are funny and our kids giggle with each one.
Date published: 2016-12-05

Editorial Reviews

Fans of the obstreperous Piggie will know that she certainly doesn't need an instrument to trumpet her affections for the less demonstrative Gerald, but grab one she does, commanding the elephant to sit on a comically diminutive three-legged stool while she attempts to coax notes out of her shiny new trumpet. The bleats become an obnoxious but subtly ingenious phonics lesson, as her instrument emits variations of consonant blends that combine with easily pronounceable endings to form nonsense words that lack meaning but nonetheless show how words work. Gerald's attempts to be supportive without hurting his friend's feelings teach an important emotional lesson as well, as he flounders to be encouraging and honest at the same time; he lauds Piggie's efforts as enthusiastic but has to acknowledge that they are not musically pleasing. The punchline strikes a beautiful note even if Piggie doesn't, as Willems manages yet again to pull off the perfect dual audience move: Gerald's adult-like misunderstanding of Piggie's intentions and the revelation of Piggie's actual motive will ring true to youngsters and will elicit surprised and delighted eeps from older reading partners at the unaffected sweetness of childlike empathy and friendship. The consistency of the color-coded sound bubbles and the clear depiction of emotional states, conveyed through comic exaggeration of the deceptively simple figure drawings, will help even the newest readers track the narrative line as they practice their emergent literacy skills. KC-BCCB