We Are in an ART-ivity Book!

Drawing! Coloring! Sculpting! Gaming! Puzzling! LOLing! It’s all here in the first-ever Elephant & Piggie ART-ivity book. Elephant & Piggie are joined by a new face too: Art Vaark. Art the aardvark introduces Elephant, Piggie (and kids) to an incredible span of artistic styles: a “banana” still life; a color-by-number Piggie “Scream” painting; a scrap-paper collage (for which you earn an official “Collage Diploma”); and so much more. Created by the same team behind Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!, this fun-filled, hands-on book features an interactive narrative that invites kids into an exciting, original Elephant & Piggie adventure!

Sam, the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the Whole World

One day Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, makes a terrifying discovery. It’s not Frankenthaler the monster. It’s her friend-Kerry! Kerry, the second most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world, also makes a terrifying discovery. It’s not Leonardo the monster. It’s his friend-Sam! “AAAAH!” yells Sam. “EEEEK!” yells Kerry. Something has to be done. Something BIG. But what?

It’s Shoe Time!

Tie your laces. Zip your zippers. And tap your toes. It’s…SHOE TIME!

This lyrical beginning-reader by multi award-winning artist Bryan Collier turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair. Beautifully rendered art paired with rich, rhyming dialog creates a powerful reading experience.

The Thank You Book

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 The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.

¡Un tipo grande se llevó mi pelota!

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 A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too. . .but is he big enough to help his best friend?

 

¡Hoy volaré!

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 Today I Will Fly!, Piggie is determined to fly. But Gerald the elephant knows that’s impossible—isn’t it?

 

¿Debo compartir mi helado?

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 Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time?

 

¡Estamos en un libro!

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 We Are in a Book!, Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

 

I Really Like Slop!

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 I Really Like Slop!, Piggie invites Gerald to try her favorite food . . . slop. But Gerald is not so sure he’s going to like it. At all.

I Will Take A Nap!

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 I Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

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 Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time? Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a funny story about the challenges of doing the right thing. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will eagerly eat it up!

 

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

The Pigeon really needs a bath!  Except, the Pigeon’s not so sure about that.  Besides, he took a bath last month!  Maybe. It’s going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.

Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct

Everyone in town knows Edwina.  She is the dinosaur who plays with the kids.  She is the dinosaur who helps little old ladies cross the street.  And best of all, she bakes yummy chocolate-chip cookies.  Everyone loves Edwina except for Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie.  Reginald knows dinosaurs are extinct and is ready to prove it.  But will anyone listen?  And if they do, what will happen to Edwina?

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is.  No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone.  Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research.

Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him!  But scaring people isn’t quite as satisfying as he thought it would be.  Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.

My Friend is Sad

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 My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps.  Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy?  The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.