Monday, December 26, 2011

280. Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems

Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems (Canada) - (US)
An Elephant & Piggie Book, #16

Pages: 57
Ages: 4+
Finished: Dec. 20, 2011
First Published: Oct. 4, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Genre: children, easy reader, graphic novel, humour
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:


Gerald!

Acquired: Received a review copy from Hachette Book Group Canada.

Reason for Reading:  I love Mo Willems!

Piggie is celebrating his favourite day "Pig Day" but when he finds his friend Gerald has left the festivities he goes looking for him to find out what is the matter.  Can Gerald the Elephant enjoy Pig Day when he is an Elephant.  I don't have a lot to say about this book.  It's Mo Willems and Elephant & Piggie!  You can't go wrong.  Fun story with a little lesson about accepting and participating in others' festival or holidays.  Illustrations are what we expect from Willems and these books are going to become classics for future generations.  The end pages are their usual fun to look at, watch for Pigeon to show up.  I'll just say this book is not quite up to par with most of the others in this series.  It's cute and fun but didn't quite hit the hilarious mark this time but, hey!, it's still Mo Willems, so that's not saying much.

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