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Should I Share My Ice Cream?
Contributor(s): Willems, Mo (Author), Willems, Mo (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1423143434     ISBN-13: 9781423143437
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2011
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Annotation: Gerald the elephant has a big decision to make, but will he make it in time?

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Values & Virtues
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Manners & Etiquette
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Elephants
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2011014860
Lexile Measure: 260(Not Available)
Series: Elephant & Piggie Books
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 6.7" W x 9.1" (0.75 lbs) 57 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 144764
Reading Level: 1.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Contributor Bio(s): 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?). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.

Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
Elephant Gerald weighs the pros and cons of splitting his ice cream with best friend Piggie. By the time Gerald works through his angst, though, the ice cream has melted. Luckily, Piggie knows how to cheer Gerald up. A familiar problem, a satisfying resolution, and Willems's friendly illustrations and book design are just what new readers crave. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 September)

PreS-Gr 2—Children will delight in this perfect drama for hot weather. Gerald is excited about his "awesome, yummy, sweet, super, great, tasty, nice, cool ice cream" cone. But worry sets in with thoughts of his best friend, Piggie—should he share his treat with her? As Gerald wrestles with the pros and cons, observant readers will notice that the ice cream is melting—fast. By the time he decides in favor of sharing, it has melted into a puddle at his feet, and Gerald realizes that he "blew it." But timing is everything, and Piggie shows up at that moment with a cone of her own—and happily shares it. "Not my plan," thinks Gerald, but he also realizes that this arrangement is fine. Willems's simple text allows beginning readers independent success, although the text and illustrations also work well as a read-aloud. Fans of the series will not want to miss this offering, and adults can use the simple story to discuss sharing, friendship, and making decisions in a timely manner. Another winner.—Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

[Page 132]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
 
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