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Happy Pig Day!

Happy Pig Day!

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Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

In Happy Pig Day Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year But will Gerald the Elephant be included in the festivities?Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a heartfelt story about celebrating the special occasions in life. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will want to join the party

Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Published: 10/04/2011
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.75w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781423143420
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 0.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 147098 / Happy Pig Day!

Award: Golden Archer Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/03/2011
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2011
Booklist 10/15/2011 pg. 54
School Library Journal 11/01/2011 pg. 97
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2012 pg. 56 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author

Mo Willems (, 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. 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. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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