Saying Goodbye to Elephant & Piggie - The B&N Kids BlogThe same thing happens when I talk about Mo Willems. Easy readers are equal parts illustrations and large, easy-to-read text, and their vocabulary is normally limited to words that appeal to kindergarten to second-grade reading levels. The Elephant and Piggie books boil down the easy reader to its essential components. The lead characters, Gerald the elephant and Piggie the pig, stand in front of a plain white backdrop, acting out their stories with just their body language and bare minimum of props. The earnest duo — like a more affectionate animal version of Laurel and Hardy — communicate through sound effects and large-text word balloons that make it easy for kids to pick out key words and follow the action.
We are in a Book!
This hardcover collection is biblical in both size and weight, so kids will feel very accomplished for getting through such a large collection of books. The five stories collected here were all published between and Watch Me Throw the Ball! Elephant and Piggie are getting ready for their drive by remembering all of the things they need to bring, like a map, sunglasses, and luggage. Piggie has made a pot of her favorite slop and Elephant thinks it looks and smells disgusting.
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. Elephant, whose name is Gerald, tends to be cautious and pessimistic while his best friend, Piggie, is quite different.