Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Children's Book Week: Bedtime Story: My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems

Synopsis: "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 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."

My Review: We love Elephant and Piggie books and this was another really good one, just maybe not our favorite. It is cute how Piggie tries to cheer Gerald up but in a way makes him more sad. It is a great way to spark conversations about happy and sad emotions and what can make us feel those emotions. Of course Mo Willems does a great job with just two simple characters and a simple story and illustrations.
My Rating: We love Elephant and Piggie and all their fun little interactions.  This one is a great way to teach a little empathy. We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

1 comment:

  1. I love Piggie and Elephant's friendship. They care so much about each other.