All the Elephant and Piggie books are hysterical. They are full of humor and important lessons that any preschooler will relate to. We love them all but my son and I's favorite is Let's Go for a Drive. Elephant and Piggie plan to take a drive and assemble all the things necessary for their trip only to discover that they don't have a car! While Elephant is sobbing over their ruined plans Piggie suggests they play pirates instead. They proceed to have a fabulous adventure instead of going for a drive. My son William and I giggle and laugh while we read this book but the underlying lesson really made an impression when our plans with a friend were cancelled at the last minute. William was about to burst into tears when we talked about this book and made plans for our own new adventure. Elephant and Piggie saved the day! I just might send Mo Willems a thank you.
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.
In Let's Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road! But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.
About the Author
Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle 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 (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as three Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, and Let's Go for a Drive!). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.