The Resource Pigs make me sneeze! : an elephant & piggie book, by Mo Willems

Pigs make me sneeze! : an elephant & piggie book, by Mo Willems

Label
Pigs make me sneeze! : an elephant & piggie book
Title
Pigs make me sneeze!
Title remainder
an elephant & piggie book
Statement of responsibility
by Mo Willems
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever?
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 1 Elephant and Piggie are back, in their tenth mini-drama. In this episode, Elephant’s sneezing convinces him that he is allergic to pigs and therefore must be apart from his friend—forever! Doctor Cat diagnoses the sneezes as a cold rather than an allergy. Excitedly, Elephant rushes to tell Piggie the news, and we see in the last frame and the endpapers that Piggie now shares her friend’s illness. Like a popular TV situation comedy, the combination of the familiar (the expressive comic-book art, the limited vocabulary of only 71 unique words) with the new (a fresh dilemma with the friendship at the core) will please current fans and draw in new ones. Pair with any of the many other easy-reading titles featuring dynamic duos dealing with the ups and downs of friendship. -- Enos, Randall (Reviewed 12-01-2009) (Booklist, vol 106, number 7, p52)
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 3— When Gerald cannot stop sneezing, he is sure he is allergic to pigs. His effervescent best friend takes things in stride until the fits of sneezing threaten to end their friendship. When Gerald sees Dr. Cat, he decides that his continued sneezing means he is also allergic to cats. When the doctor informs him that he is sick with a cold, the elephant is elated and rushes to tell his best friend. Unfortunately, Piggie now has a cold. The spare colored-pencil drawings are devoid of background detail. Text is spare too, with speech bubbles against the white pages. Both are simply perfect. The focus is on the characters and their interactions. The illustrations in this case of mistaken logic are very funny, with Piggie being repeatedly blown off her feet and Dr. Cat climbing on Gerald's head to take his temperature. Willems knows how to create rich humor with few words and minimal art.—Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME --Mary Hazelton (Reviewed December 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 12, p94)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
322246
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willems, Mo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Elephant and Piggie books
Series volume
0010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swine
  • Elephants
  • Friendship
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Pigs make me sneeze! : an elephant & piggie book, by Mo Willems
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781423114116
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Pigs make me sneeze! : an elephant & piggie book, by Mo Willems
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
56 pages
Isbn
9781423114116
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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