2013 Geisel Honor Winner
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 Let's Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road! But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.--from the publisher
64 pages 978-1423164821 Ages 3-5
Elephant has come up with a great idea! He and Piggie are going to go for a drive. WAIT! What do you need for a good drive? Well, you need a plan and you need a good friend who is a Pig and you need a whole pile of other things which this fine pig will happily run to fetch. Well, he runs to fetch almost everything. The best thing of all he doesn't need to look for!
Great read aloud in story time! Don't forget your sunglasses.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Elephant invites Piggie to go on a driving adventure. However, Elephant realizes that in order to go on their adventure, they need to have a plan. The plan includes obtaining a map, sunglasses, umbrellas, suitcases, and a car. The big obstacle to overcome was getting a car. The two must come up with an alternate plan.
Elephant is in despair when Piggy comes up with the idea to play pirate, which saves the day.
Mo Willems does it again! His characters, through his illustrations, show their strong emotions. The characters shine the story along with their imaginations. Children will enjoy the story and the characters. Ages 4-8 64 pages 978-1423164821
Recommended by: Karen Limbaugh, Retired Librarian, Texas USA