Piggie is so excited! “It’s the best day of the year!” she cries. Hopeful, Gerald the Elephant asks, “Is it free ice cream day?” No… it’s Happy Pig Day! (Hyperion, $8.99). Piggie starts to celebrate with her pig friends, but Gerald is less than thrilled. He cannot sing like a pig, or dance like a pig, and he certainly is not pink like a pig. He is an elephant, and he does not belong. But Piggie will not let her friend stay sad for long! Mo Willems has outdone himself yet again with this newest installment in the adventures of Elephant and Piggie. Ages 3-8. DMC
Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423143420
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 4th, 2011

Life is not so perfect for Hank after his best friend moves away from their home in Brooklyn, leaving him alone to spend the summer at the Big Round Pumpkin, his parents’ ice cream shop. Then, one hot summer day, a bandapat in search of squash arrives at the Big Round Pumpkin. He is not an imaginary pet: Invisible Inkling (Balzer + Bray, $14.95) becomes Hank’s constant companion. Emily Jenkins’s charming tale is accompanied by illustrations by Harry Bliss. Ages 7-10. ESL
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By Emily Jenkins, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061802201
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 26th, 2011

Meet Monster (Marshall Cavendish, $15.99), a tall, purple, gentlemanly monster just moving to the big city. In these six stories, Monster finds a new house, makes it look “really fine,” makes a new friend, and falls in love. Ellen Blance and Ann Cook’s prose is perfect for emerging readers just beginning their first chapter books, and Quentin Blake’s dynamic pen-andwatercolor illustrations are simple yet expressive. Originally created in 1973, Monster is back and ready to meet some new friends. Ages 5-8. DMC
Meet Monster: Six Stories about the World's Friendliest Monster / Cover Image
By Ellen Blance, Ann Cook, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761456483
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Two Lions - April 1st, 2011

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