Free Read [Classics Book] ✓ Happy Pig Day! - by Mo Willems ↠

By Mo Willems | Comments: ( 813 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

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 Happy Pig Day Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year But will Gerald the Elephant be included in the festivities Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers and vetted by an early learning specialGerald 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 Happy Pig Day Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year But will Gerald the Elephant be included in the festivities Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers and vetted by an early learning specialist , Mo Willems has crafted a heartfelt story about celebrating the special occasions in life Fans of the Geisel Award winning duo will want to join the party


  • Title: Happy Pig Day!
  • Author: Mo Willems
  • ISBN: 9781423143420
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Mo Willems

1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny a cautionary tale In addition to such picture books as Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn t Know She Was Extinct, and Time to Pee, Mo has created the Elephant and Piggie books, a series of early readers, and published You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons, an annotated cartoon journal sketched during a year long voyage around the world in 1990 91 The New York Times Book Review called Mo the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00 s Mo s work books have been translated into a myriad of languages, spawned animated shorts and theatrical musical productions, and his illustrations, wire sculpture, and carved ceramics have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation Mo began his career as a writer and animator for television, garnering 6 Emmy awards for his writing on Sesame Street, creating Nickelodeon s The Off Beats, Cartoon Network s Sheep in the Big City and head writing Codename Kids Next Door He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.



Comments Happy Pig Day!

  • Pooja

    Oinky! Oink! Oink! That's how you say Happy Pig Day in Pig!Never too late to read these children's book, I guess.


  • midnightfaerie

    I'm not a huge pig fan, however, we love Mo Willems and my best friend IS a pig fan, so I can't wait to buy her this book! Willems once again enchants with this adorable book about celebrating all that is you, in your own unique way. With a little surprise at the end, this made for much fun and enjoyment in our household. Willems is still one of the few authors to completely and totally captivate both my 5 yr old and twin 3 yr olds at the same time, for the ENTIRE book. Highly recommended!


  • Melissa

    Not my favorite in the series, but MAN I wish Mo Willems would teach a class in how-to-end-books to every aspiring picture book author IN THE WORLD.


  • Taija

    These books! ❤️❤️❤️


  • Kristen Dutkiewicz

    Gerald is sad because he thinks you have to be a pig to celebrate pig day, but of course there's a fun twist!


  • Heather

    Hurrah for another 5-star Elephant & Piggie book. I love the idea of Happy Pig Day which is a day to sing pig songs, dance pig dances, play pig games, eat pig food and shout "Oinky, Oink, Oink!" with glee. I love Piggie's exuberance over her favorite holiday, and I cannot help but identify with Gerald's existential angst over having a trunk, being gray, and feeling left out of the celebration. Fortunately, because this is a Elephant & Piggie book, there will be a silly but appropriate re [...]


  • Adrienne Furness

    Piggie: "Today is the best day of the year!"Gerald: "Today is free ice cream day?"


  • Jenny

    This might just be my favorite in the series. It is Pig day and Piggie is celebrating with other pigs. Elephant wants to wish her a Happy Pig Day but he isn't sure how and he feels left out. Of course there is a twist at the end. There are such realistic, raw emotions in this book and it is so relatable. Piggie's joy in celebrating Pig Day to elephant's feelings of being lonely and excluded. Mo Willems is a genius.


  • Azura

    Hi, I am Azura. I like this because they say, "happy pig day," and I feel a little sad because Gerald doesn't understand what 'Happy Pig Day' is for. Bye!Azura spoke


  • Li

    You don't have to be a pig to celebrate Pig Day!


  • Mike Spinak

    This book isn't awful, but I'm not especially fond of it. It epitomizes something I dislike in a lot of children's books (and children's music, children's television, etc.). My friend's 5 year old son loves Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon. He loves Dave Brubeck's Take Five, too. He listens to them over and over and over again. He doesn't need music to be "Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O," or "There was a farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name-o." Likewise, his favorite book is [...]


  • Kara

    Opening:"Have you ever had a birthday party and couldn't invite everyone you wanted to? In this story we're about to read, Piggie wants to celebrate Pig Day. He's very excited and has invited some friends over to celebrate too, but there's one problem. Let's look at this page (Elephant, Piggie, & 3 pig friends). What do you notice about all of Piggie's friends?"*student responses*"How do you think that's going to make Elephant feel?"*student responses*"While we read, think about Piggie and E [...]


  • Lolita The Librarian

    I love the Elephant & Piggie series. My 4 year old son thinks they are great and loves them too. These books were the first beginning readers that he picked up to "read" on his own. I credit them for helping take him from "reading" to reading for real. Love, Love, Love! When trying to develop a child to be an engaging reader, I think the books in the Elephant & Piggie series are perfect. The expression and emotion of the characters encourages children to read with that same animation. Wh [...]


  • Dolly

    Yay! Another Elephant and Piggie story! We read them as soon as we can get them at our local library. We just love these books and our girls love to play the different parts. This story is about a day for celebrating your identity (in this case, Piggie's pigness), but it also shows how we can all celebrate these days, even if we aren't a member of that particular group. It's a good introduction to different cultural and ethnic observances and encourages us all to participate and enjoy the day.


  • Heather

    I love Mo Willems and I love the lesson this book teaches in a hilarious and adorable way! You don't have to be apart of something to still celebrate it. You don't have to be a pig to celebrate pig day. If more of us knew this lesson that world would be a better place. Here's to teaching our children values that, if absorbed, will lead to better future.


  • Joy

    Piggie is very excited because it is Happy Piggie Day (Oinky Oink Oink!) but Gerald feels left put because he is not a pig.I see application with this for celebrating a nontraditional holiday (a Christian celebrating Hanukkah, etc.)


  • Linda

    What a great message contained within the covers of this funny story! Love the way Piggie and Elephant celebrate their friendship and their differences! The expressions on their faces throughout the book almost tell the story without words. Love Mo!


  • Emily

    Piggie is excited to celebrate Pig Day, and Gerald is sad because, well, he isn't a pig so how can he possibly celebrate Pig Day with his very best friend?


  • Larissa

    Oooh! A new one!! (But wait! When's Elephant Day?)


  • Gail

    I love Mo Willems.


  • Elaine

    "Oinky oink oink!" is stuck in my head.


  • Julie

    How I wish it were Free Ice Cream day. I think I relate more to the elephant than the pig.


  • Kristen

    Transitional ReaderSummary:Such a sweet, short story about friendship and including everyone. Piggie and Elephant are friends and have many adventures together.Evaluation: Students love this series of books because they are easy to read. There are a lot of sight words which help beginning readers gain confidence. There are also a lot of punctuation included on each page.Teaching Ideas:I used this book after a lesson of punctuation. Students were able to see and hear examples of exclamatory sente [...]


  • Kaylee

    I really love the Elephant and Piggie books. They are great for beginning readers, as well as for teaching many different lessons. I love the simplistic illustrations, I feel like a lot of students would love tracing them and creating their own Elephant and Piggie stories. I also think it is very cute how on the last page of each book, Mo Willems other famous character, the Pigeon, makes an appearance. I will definitely be purchasing a lot of these books for my classroom.


  • Dana

    I don't want to add every Elephant & Piggie book to my list, but suffice to say, we have read all of them and this is a particular favorite! These books (and a great teacher) have really turned around my first grader's negative attitude towards reading. They're always fun and have surprising twists at the end - plus a ton of interactive opportunities for the kids and I to yell and whisper and laugh. Mo Willems is the best.


  • Calista

    Not much to this story. Not much here for the adult reader to enjoy. The end is about acceptance and my nephew did request it. So I guess it pleases. The art is nothing special and the story is simple.


  • Cara Byrne

    "OINKY OINK OINK!" I love books that my pre-reader can easily join in and add to the read aloud, and this book does just that with a sweet message about celebrations.


  • Larissa Langsather

    This is the first book Lucy could read all by herself!!


  • Alex

    I really enjoyed this book because there were a lot of pigs. I also really enjoyed this book because there were a lot of oinky oink oinks.


  • Suzanne Kunz Williams

    I loved how this book showed even little ones that we all can feel left out at times. But that we don't have to be the same to get along and appreciate each other.


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