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Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Hardcover – February 7, 2012
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Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.
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1. it's "shiny"
2. it's "loud"
3. Piggie "holds it well"
But of course much as she likes hearing that stuff -- that is not enough for Piggie. She wants more -- she wants to know what he REALLY thinks! And Gerald, being a great friend, conscientiously decides he should tell her the truth -- albeit as gently as possible.
It has a fun twist at the end, and once again shows children though the charming relationship between these two best friends, exactly what being a true friend is all about -- honesty, love, trust, compassion and concern.
Piggy blew and he blew and she blew until she got red in the face. Gerald was taken aback and then all of a sudden "Bluuuurrk!" It was a horrible sound that knocked poor Gerald right off the stool. It was so bad that even his nose crinkled up in shock. Piggy exclaimed, "Wait. That was not right." No, it was not right, it was awful. Piggy peered into her trumpet and "Bl-ap! Fr-ip! Br-ip! Vr-ip!" tried again. Things went from bad to worse and then Piggy wanted to know what Gerald thought of her playing. What would happen if he told her the truth? Would they still be friends?
Gerald and Piggy's friendship is tested by some pretty bad trumpet playing. This is yet another inimitable Mo Willems book about this charming duo. Everyone from the preschooler to the adult can't help but fall in love with them. Nonreader and emergent readers will enjoy "reading" along with an adult. Youngsters everywhere will love Piggy's hilarious antics and her less than stellar musical talents. The artwork is bold and expressive. I particularly how Willems caught every nuance on Gerald's face. Can he really face the music? You'll just have to add this one to your list and find out?
I found it interesting that Willems apparently changed his drawing techniques a little for this one: the lines have a varied thickness and are thicker overall, with some texture. It's more expressive, though at first it seemed more primitive. Elephant and Piggie are still inimitably themselves, yet just a little different. I like it.
Ultimately, I think I bought all the books in this series, mostly in hard cover. The physical quality of the books is good, heavy weight paper, great font, good, sharp, tight binding, and the group of books lined up on the shelf together are such a pleasing sight to one of my daughters, she has slowly expanded her "collection" by acquiring ones from her sisters' rooms.
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My son and I cannot get enough of elephant and piggie! I love to read to my kids because they love it. Deep down inside I loathe a lot of children's books, not these. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Christina S.
One of my daughter's favorites. Very sweet and very fun to read out loud.Published 22 days ago by Brittney
Clever and funny, with an unexpected plot "twist." Nice message of loyalty and valuing Elephant's special trait: trumpeting.Published 1 month ago by yellowduck
This book gets parents to read a lot of funny sounds to their kids. This book features a fun friendship between Gerald the Elephant and Piggie the Pig.Published 3 months ago by Matt Anderson
My 6 yr old LOVE Elephant and Piggie, we own every book and lover every one. They are so adorable and well written.Published 5 months ago by Amanda Murray
Talk about the power of friendship, Piggie really puts Elephant to the test.
Piggie gets a new trumpet and plays it for elephant. Read more
My kindergarten students LOVE these books -- you can't go wrong. LOTS of character development to talk about, fun inferences at which to stab -- what's not to like? Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. L. Sasaki
My 14 month old son wants me to read this to him over and over again. His face lights up with joy at every silly trumpet noise. Love.Published 8 months ago by Christina Guarino