Should I Share My Ice Cream? (Elephant & Piggie)

by Mo Willems (Author) Mo Willems (Illustrator)

Should I Share My Ice Cream? (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 Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time?
Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a funny story about the challenges of doing the right thing. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will eagerly eat it up!
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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2--Children will delight in this perfect drama for hot weather. Gerald is excited about his "awesome, yummy, sweet, super, great, tasty, nice, cool ice cream" cone. But worry sets in with thoughts of his best friend, Piggie--should he share his treat with her? As Gerald wrestles with the pros and cons, observant readers will notice that the ice cream is melting--fast. By the time he decides in favor of sharing, it has melted into a puddle at his feet, and Gerald realizes that he "blew it." But timing is everything, and Piggie shows up at that moment with a cone of her own--and happily shares it. "Not my plan," thinks Gerald, but he also realizes that this arrangement is fine. Willems's simple text allows beginning readers independent success, although the text and illustrations also work well as a read-aloud. Fans of the series will not want to miss this offering, and adults can use the simple story to discuss sharing, friendship, and making decisions in a timely manner. Another winner.--Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Children will delight in this perfect drama for hot weather. Gerald is excited about his "awesome, yummy, sweet, super, great, tasty, nice, cool ice cream" cone. But worry sets in with thoughts of his best friend, Piggie should he share his treat with her? As Gerald wrestles with the pros and cons, observant readers will notice that the ice cream is melting fast. By the time he decides in favor of sharing, it has melted into a puddle at his feet, and Gerald realizes that he "blew it." But timing is everything, and Piggie shows up at that moment with a cone of her own and happily shares it. "Not my plan," thinks Gerald, but he also realizes that this arrangement is fine. Willems's simple text allows beginning readers independent success, although the text and illustrations also work well as a read-aloud. Fans of the series will not want to miss this offering, and adults can use the simple story to discuss sharing, friendship, and making decisions in a timely manner. Another winner. Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL SLJ"

I love this book so much

I love this book so much

I like ice cream too but sometimes I really have to share it!!!

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781423143437
Lexile Measure
260L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date
June 20, 2011
Series
Elephant & Piggie
BISAC categories
JUV002200 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pigs
JUV002080 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Elephants
JUV039200 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Manners & Etiquette
Library of Congress categories
Pigs
Swine
Friendship
Elephants
Sharing
Ice cream, ices, etc

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