Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie)

by Mo Willems (Author) Mo Willems (Illustrator)

Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
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 Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And Wait. And wait some more...
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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2--Gerald and Piggie are sharing another adventure in the latest book in the series. The expected large print, spare dialogue, and bubble delivery make it easy to read. Gerald loses patience with Piggie when he is told that a surprise is in store but that he must wait for it. His reactions include producing several loud GROANS and reminding Piggie repeatedly that waiting is NOT easy. Piggie knows that the surprise is worth the wait, but she has to keep Gerald there to see it. The simple words and expressive illustrations, as always, reveal the fact that we often overlook the obvious and that there is beauty all around us. Nothing brings greater joy than sharing that beauty with our friends. VERDICT This original story is about friendship, but it also offers insights into human emotions.--Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN

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*"These books will easily take their place alongside Seuss and Eastman as classics in the beginning-reader genre."—The Bulletin (starred review)

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date
November 04, 2014
Elephant & Piggie
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV002200 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pigs
JUV039220 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Values & Virtues
JUV002080 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Elephants
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
Geisel Medal (Dr. Seuss)
Honor Book 2015 - 2015

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