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Author(s): Mo Willems
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.
* "In the world of children's books, the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the '00s is the writer-illustrator Mo Willems." (The New York Times Book Review)
* "This picture book demands audience participation... Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" (The Bookseller on Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)"
Mo Willems is the author of the Caldecott Honor winning books Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too. An acclaimed animator and television script-writer, he has won six Emmy awards for his writing on Sesame Street, and is also the creator of Sheep in the Big City. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.