¡Esperar no es fácil! / Waiting is Not Easy! ~ A bilingual Elephant and Piggie Book Read Aloud!
Today I Will Fly! An Elephant and Piggie Book
Piggie and his elephant friend, Gerald, are back this time to play outdoors in rain and in sun. Their unlikely friendship is patient, gently humorous, and reflective of friendship — regardless of age or species! After all, music changes the listener, provides inspiration, and more…just because. This fresh saga of how music has stretched over centuries to inspire a new composer begins with Beethoven and ends with the now-grown child who was inspired. Snake asks to play catch with elephant and Piggie but gets beaned by the ball as he has no arms with which to catch it. The friends come up with a creative solution for them all to play catch. Cartoon illustrations are as clear as the speech bubbles in this funny addition to the series.
Common Sense says
I was not very familiar with Mo Willems prior to having children. I consider this a tragedy in hindsight. So it will not surprise you to learn that we were very sad to discover that the latest book in the series, The Thank You Book , will also be the last. They are funny! Gerald and Piggie are masters of humor that appeals to children and adults. Using misunderstandings, misheard words, and jokes, Willems infuses the books with serious laughs. The books contain life lessons for kids without hitting them over the head.
I highly recommend all of the Elephant and Piggie books. They are fun, easy to navigate, and have no superfluous words or details in the illustrations , making it easy for new readers to focus on what's important and to enjoy the reading experience. They also stress the value of friendship and getting along with others. The Elephant and Piggie books are fun to read aloud to younger children who love the funny stories about the two friends. I recommend the books for ages and especially beginning readers from years old. The 25 Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems, which are each 64 pages long, revolve around the friendship of Elephant and Piggie.
Book 1 Summary: While Piggie is determined to fly Elephant is skeptical, but when Piggie gets a little help from others, amazing things happen. Elephant and Piggie Book List: This series can be read in any order. Ages March 13, July 31, June 3,