Listen to My Trumpet!
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In Listen to My Trumpet! Piggie can’t wait to play her new instrument for Gerald! But is she ready to listen to his reaction?
I want a friend like Gerald, who knows that a friend wants to hear the truth.
Elephant and Piggie books are great for early readers (my recommendation is Kindergarten and First Graders) who like a bit of silly.
I also think Elephant and Piggie books are great to brighten up an adults day.
You know what? Each of the noises is a five letter "word," each starting with a two-letter blend like /bl/ or /gr/, followed by a hyphen, and each ending with a three-letter rime su ...more
With only two speaking parts, I got to sit back and listen to our girls read the book to me. I love how Mo Willems includes lots of varying volumes and enthusiasm in his dialogue and I was so impressed how our girls used different inflections in their voice to convey these changes. Oh, and the onomatopoeia of the trumpet no ...more
Update: I read this to the kids and they laughed non-stop through the whole story, probably more than any other Elephant and Piggie book yet. So, I added ...more
Although I have three children, I was only marginally familiar with Mo Willems (i.e. I knew the basic style and notable characters. I have to say, I wasn't sure what all of the fuss was about, but with this book, I kind of get it. It's fun, quirky, and short enough to keep the attention of my two year old, but still witty enough to keep my six year old interested. They liked when my oldest child and I ...more
First off, Gerald and Piggie demonstrate amazing friendship skills! Seriously, if you want a visual for "speaking the truth in love", this book is it. And what I truly love, is Gerald is honest, but not blunt because he cares enough about Piggie's feelings to be careful with his words. A lesson good for any age! Secon...more
Early Primary (K-1)
Mo Willems is one of my favorite children's authors! I love his Piggie and Gerald series and think that the stories are so cute and fun for children. Even though the content is simple in this book, I love that the theme of telling the truth to a friend (even when it's awkward to do so) shines through, and is so easy to pick up on. I also love that the illustrations add so much emotion to the simple sentences and add a depth to the entire book.
This book, and if it continues this way, this series, seems perfect for kids just learning to read and it is going to be a go to series for me to recommend.
What starts out as a simple story about honesty, turns into an adorable tale of friendship.
Very cute book. I really enjoyed the ending.
As with the other Elephant and Piggie books, the text is simple, the pictures are cute, and it is fun to read together with different voices. This one has the added bonus of making fun elephant/trumpet noises.
Great book. A very fun read.
that la-la-loves mo willems' books. this is the official disclaimer.
the lad says- the book was funny because the trumpet was loud. i gave the book 5 stars because it was a good book.
the parent says- gerald and piggie have another adventure about life and a trumpet.
if you like this series, gerald and piggie, you will probably enjoy this one as well.
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 r ...more