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My Friend is Sad (2007)

by Mo Willems

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When Gerald the Elephant is sad, Piggie is determined cheer him up, but finds after many tries that it only takes the simplest thing to change Gerald's mood.
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In this humorous book by Mo Willems, Elephant is sad. Piggie, being his friend, tries multiple things to cheer him up, but will elephant ever cheer up? Piggie does not give up trying to make him happy. Friendship and being there for your friends even when they are sad is a great lesson learned from this story.
  abbye183 | Jan 28, 2019 |
I have read many of the Elephant and Piggie books and they are all very entertaining, hilarious, and educational. Elephant and PIggie: My Friend is Sad is about how PIggie tries to cheer up sad Gerald. Like the other Elephant and Piggie books, this one also has minimal words, but so much is told through the minimal dialogue and action packed illustrations. This book can help teach children about feelings of sadness and friendship. This book would be great for young toddlers through Kindergarten.
  grkim | Jun 8, 2018 |
Gerald is sad, Piggie is happy. Piggie tries to make Gerald happy. Friends help each other be happy.
  CECC9 | Apr 22, 2018 |
Gerald is sad. Piggie notices this and tries to cheer him up by dressing up as his favorite things such as a cowboy, clown, and a robot; but Gerald is still sad. Piggie gives up on trying to make him happy and apologizes because she cannot cheer him up. Gerald proclaims that he is happy now that Piggie is there. Gerald tells Piggie that he was sad because he saw such cool things like a cowboy, clown, and robot but his best friend was not there to see them too. Gerald decides that he is happy now that his friend is there with him.
  sbarshaw | Mar 7, 2018 |
Gerald is sad and Piggie wants to cheer him up. He decides to dress up as different things to make him happy. Elephant does not realize that it is Piggie and gets sad again because he wants Piggie to be there. ( )
  RikkiPerkins | Mar 5, 2018 |
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