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Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Hardcover – June 14, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 180L (What's this?)
  • Series: An Elephant and Piggie Book
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423143434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423143437
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. And his celebrated Elephant & Piggie early reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.

Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards.

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A three-time Caldecott Honor winner for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, Mo Willems has also won two Geisel Medals for There is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside? And his books are perennial New York Times bestsellers. Before he turned to children's books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmy Awards. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.

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The pictures and stories are simple, but have such wit!
BakingGuru
It really is a fun book that adults and kids will laugh with.
C. Fletcher
Teaches a great lesson about sharing in an enjoyable book.
Karen C. A.

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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Anna on June 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As a first grade teacher I am always first in line to get anything Mo has written. My children love him and let's face it, I have a crush on him too!

"Should I Share My Ice Cream?" is a fine addition to the Piggie and Elephant library. This story is mostly told from Elephant's perspective as he ponders the merits of sharing ice cream. As always, Mo fined a fine solution in the end.

A good story, but not as amazing as some. In my opinion (and the many many first graders who have read them with me) the best are:

I'm Invited to a Party
There is a Bird on your Head
We Are in a Book
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amy Phipps VINE VOICE on June 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Gerald has a delicious ice cream cone... should he gobble it up or share it with Piggie? By the time Gerald's conscience finally wins out over his stomach, alas, his ice cream has melted! But all is not lost. Piggie comes to the rescue just in time for the two friends to share not only ice cream but the joy of true friendship as well.

My 4 year-old daughter and I love all of the Elephant and Piggie books. It never fails to amaze me how complex and entertaining a story Mo Willems can create from such simple, insightful pictures and so few beginning reader words. This book isn't laugh-till-you-can-hardly-breathe funny as some of his other works are - in fact, my daughter was almost reduced to tears the first time she saw Gerald staring gloomily at his melted ice cream cone - but if you've come to love Elephant and Piggie as much as we have, you won't want to miss this touching tale of the unique bond between two adorable friends. Sweeter than an ice cream sundae... with an illustration of a pigeon ice cream cone in the back as the cherry on top!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Acacia on July 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
What's that you say? You think a child's picture book about an elephant and a pig with an ice cream cone should be something an adult should read? Slow down the crazy train there! We all know adult reading levels have dropped off in recent years but come on.

But no, really! This is a book you really should read. Hear me out.

Looking back I realize how fortunate I really was. Sharing and generosity were things that were taught to me from a very young age and again were hammered into me from school, first at my small catholic school (enforced by sour faced nuns with rulers) and then later on at the arts academy I attended (out of necessity). Later on when I got out in the "real world" I came to realize just how selfish most people are, how selfishness comes unthinkably to most people, easy as batting an eye and twice as quick. Often times people don't even consider the needs and wants of others in their daily routine and this is a shame - not only in the moral sense but also in the personal. For if you don't think about others who's going to think about you? When you're a kid you have others to look after you, your parents, your teachers, the government. But once you're an adult the jig is up so to speak. There are no safety nets in the adult world, and its in times of need that you have to rely not only on yourself but on the help of those nearest and dearest to you.

This is the lesson Willems so lovingly illustrates here. The scene where Gerald finally looks down and realizes that while he was agonizing over wither or not to share so long that his ice cream has melted, leaving him in a sticky puddle of his own mess is priceless.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on June 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
There isn't any P & E that I dislike, of course (because they are awesome), but out of all of them this has to be in the top three. I love it! Easy to read, and I actually burst out laughing in the bookstore before I bought it. Definitely worth having on your bookcase, especially if your child is learning to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 7, 2013
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My five year-old was really resistant to learning to read until she discovered Piggie and Gerald books. They are perfect for her! They are funny, the illustrations are wonderful, and they have a lot of repetition of sight words, so they are great for beginning readers!
"Should I Share My Ice Cream" is WONDERFUL! My daughter will show me the funny pictures and read her favorite pages over and over. She loves Gerald's moral dilemma as he wonders if he should share his ice cream and the final irony as Piggie shares with Gerald. Moral dilemmas, irony, humor, great illustrations, and easy sight-word repetition -- what more could you possibly want in a book?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reading Fanatic (CMP) on May 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
My children, especially my 6 year old daughter, LOVES the An Elephant and Piggie books. Her school library has a seemingly endless supply of these books and she borrows them constantly. Every week on Library day she brings home two new ones...and we read each book every single night for the entire week! Every story that we've read is LOL funny! I have to admit, that I too love these stories (as does my husband.) This particular book is no exception.

Gerald is excited because he bought some ice cream--which he absolutely loves. In the midst of his excitement he recalls that Piggie also loves ice cream. This causes a dilemma as Gerald is not sure whether or not he should share his ice cream with Piggie. She is his best friend after all, but to share his ice cream? Can he really be that altruistic? LOL By the time Gerald decides he really ought to share his ice cream with his best friend, it's melted and plops to the ground. LOL But, Piggie comes to the rescue when SHE offers to share her ice cream with Gerald.

The story is funny, sweet, and engaging. It's well written; the illustrations very simple, yet super expressive. My daughter, who is a first grader can easily read all the Elephant and Piggie books. Because of the simple easy-to-read words used in the stories, I think these books are appropriate for beginning readers...Kindergarteners and Pre-K students.
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