My Friend Is Sad

My Friend Is Sad

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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.

Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Published: 04/01/2007
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781423102977
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 0.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 154571 / My Friend Is Sad

Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/26/2007 pg. 89
Kirkus Review - Children 03/01/2007 pg. 234
School Library Journal 05/01/2007 pg. 112
Booklist 04/01/2007 pg. 49
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2007 pg. 295
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2007 pg. 491 - Recommended
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 329 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Mo Willems is a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Streetand the creator of Cartoon Network's Sheep in the BigCity. He is the author of groundbreaking picture books, including; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Caldecott Honor winner 2004); Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Caldecott Honor winner 2003); Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Time to Say "Please"!; Leonardo, the Terrible Monster; and Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. Mo lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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