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My Friend Is Sad
Contributor(s): Willems, Mo (Author), Willems, Mo (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1423102975     ISBN-13: 9781423102977
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2007
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Annotation: Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems leaps into the early reader arena with the Elephant and Piggie series.& nbsp; & nbsp; Not surprisingly, & nbsp; the books are hilarious, charming, and speak directly to kids. & nbsp; The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and often reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant.& nbsp; 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.& nbsp; & nbsp; Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist.& nbsp; These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena.& nbsp; & nbsp; In My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald& nbsp; is down in the dumps.& nbsp; Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot!& nbsp; But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy?& nbsp; The& nbsp; answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.& nbsp;

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2006049582
Age Level: 3-5
Grade Level: Preschool-K
Series: Elephant and Piggie Book
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 6.8" W x 9.3" (0.65 lbs) 64 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Up to Seven, 2008
Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award, Winner, Beginning Fiction, 2008
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/26/2007 pg. 89
Kirkus Review - Children 03/01/2007 pg. 234
School Library Journal 05/01/2007 pg. 112
Booklist 04/01/2007 pg. 49
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2007 pg. 295
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2007 pg. 491 - Recommended
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 329 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 154571
Reading Level: 0.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems leaps into the early reader arena with the Elephant and Piggie series.& nbsp; & nbsp; Not surprisingly, & nbsp; the books are hilarious, charming, and speak directly to kids. & nbsp; The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and often reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant.& nbsp; 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.& nbsp; & nbsp; Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist.& nbsp; These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena.& nbsp; & nbsp; In My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald& nbsp; is down in the dumps.& nbsp; Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot & nbsp; But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy?& nbsp; The& nbsp; answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.& nbsp;
 
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