64 pages, 9.3 × 6.8 × 0.4 in
April 1, 2007
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423102975
ISBN - 13: 9781423102977
About the Book
Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems leaps into the early reader arena with the Elephant and Piggie series. Not surprisingly, the books are hilarious, charming, and speak directly to kids. The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and often reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant. Children who sat on their parents' laps to have Pigeon read to them will eagerly take the plunge with these books to start reading on their own. Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist. These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena.
In My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.
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 Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.
About the Author
Mo Willems is a six-time Emmy Award winning writer and animator forSesame Streetand the creator of Cartoon Network'sSheep in theBigCity.He is the author of groundbreaking picture books, including;Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale(Caldecott Honor winner 2004);Don't Let thePigeon Drivethe Bus!(Caldecott Honor winner 2003);Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!;Time to Say "Please"!;Leonardo, the Terrible Monster;andEdwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct.Mo lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.