I Will Take a Nap! (Elephant & Piggie)

by Mo Willems (Author) Mo Willems (Illustrator)

I Will Take a Nap! (Elephant & Piggie)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Gerald is tired and cranky and wants to take a nap, but Piggie is not helping.
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K-Gr 2--Willems delivers another exemplary entry for beginning readers. Announcing that he is cranky and tired, Gerald the elephant decides to take a nap to improve his mood. Just how restful this will be comes into serious question when Piggie enters his dream and begins pestering him. The increasingly agitated elephant freaks out, as Gerald is wont to do, and soon both Piggie and Elephant are in desperate need of sleep. This dream sequence goes from funny to downright kooky when their respective stuffed animals, acting as a Greek chorus, comment on some of the more outrageous happenings. The expressions of Elephant and Piggie, in combination with the simple yet emotional text, will have young readers laughing and identifying with the characters and the topic. VERDICT Filled with slapstick humor and a sense of the absurd, this book is a sure bet for fans of the series and a lovely introduction for those not yet acquainted with it.--Amy Nolan, St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph, MI

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PRAISE FOR THE ELEPHANT & PIGGIE SERIES "Willems manages to hit that singular moment where even the most restrained readers can't help but bark out a laugh."—BCCB

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l like this book besause it is funny rspefl and tirding careful and cranky and good and dream and the dream was good

Mo Willems
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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Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date
June 02, 2015
Elephant & Piggie
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV002200 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pigs
JUV002080 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Elephants
Library of Congress categories
Naps (Sleep)

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