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Format:
Title:
The thank you book
ISBN:
9781423178286

9781518214547

9780605936690

9781536422351
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2016.
Physical Description:
57 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Series title(s):
General Note:
"An Elephant & Piggie Book."

"Includes a special Thank You surprise!"
Summary:
"Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important"-- Provided by publisher.
Program Information:
AR 1.4 0.5 pt.

Accelerated Reader 1.4.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.4 0.5 182276.
Electronic Access:
http://www.mowillems.com/
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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Mo Willems was born on February 11, 1968. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts, he spent a year traveling around the world drawing a cartoon every day, which were published in the book You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons. For nine seasons, he worked as a writer and animator for PBS' Sesame Street, where he received 6 Emmy Awards for his writing. During this time, he also served as a weekly commentator for BBC Radio and created two animated series, Nickelodeon's The Off-Beats and Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City.

While working as head writer for Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door, he began writing and drawing books for children. He received three Caldecott Honor Awards for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! in 2004; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale in 2005; and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity in 2008. He also created the Elephant and Piggie series for Easy Readers, which were awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009.

His drawings, wire sculptures, and ceramics have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the nation. Occasionally he serves as the Radio Cartoonist for NPR's All Things Considered. He voices and produces animated cartoons based on his books with Weston Woods studios. The animated Knuffle Bunny was awarded Best Film during the New York International Children's Film Festival in 2008 and received the Andrew Carnegie Medal in 2007. His title Happy Pig Day made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his title Goldilocks and The Three Dinosaurs made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2013 his titles: That is Not a Good Idea!, Let's Go for a Drive! and I'm a Frog! made the New York Times Best Seller List. In 2014 The Pigeons Need a Bath! and Waiting Is Not Easy! made the New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Horn Book Review

I am one lucky pig, thinks Piggie, sitting contentedly back-to-back with her best friend Gerald. True enough. Over the course of twenty-five easy readers shes been the free spirit to Geralds pragmatist, the risk taker to the old reliable (if officious) pachyderm. In this final (according to Willems; sob!) series entry, Piggie feels compelled to thank everyone who has touched her life. (Everyone? says Gerald, incredulous to the end. You will forget someone.) This gives Willems -- and readers -- the welcome excuse to revisit favorite characters from previous adventures. Weve got the squirrels, the snake, the lovebirds, the whale, Doctor Cat, Brian Bat, and many others, including that interloping pigeon; they all also appear on the front and back endpapers. You think you know where this is going, and its true that Piggie does forget to thank Gerald and Gerald does humorously blow his top. However, in another hallmark of the series, Willems provides an additional narrative twist, with an ending that is sweet, silly, ironic, metafictive, humorous, and heartfelt. In other words, its everything the Elephant Piggie series has been all along. elissa gershowitz (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Piggie is "one lucky pig," and she's determined to make sure she thanks "everyone who is important to" her in this, the final Elephant Piggie book.Gerald is sure his friend will forget someone"someone important"but Piggie assures him, "It will be a THANK-O-RAMA!" Piggie proceeds to thank the Squirrels for their great ideas, Snake for playing ball, and the Pigeon "for never giving up." Piggie thanks and thanks: "I am a thanking machine!" She thanks character after character, even the Flies ("Any time, dude!"), as Gerald continues to interject that she'll forget "someone VERY important." Finally Piggie runs out of thanks, and by this time Gerald is steamed. "I goofed," Piggie says in itty-bitty type, before lavishing thanks on Gerald. But that's not whom Piggie forgot to thank! A classic Willems tantrum later, Gerald reveals the "someone important": "Our reader." Of course. "We could not be us' without you," says Gerald, earnestly looking out from the page, and Piggie chimes in, "You are the best!" As Elephant Piggie books go, this isn't one of the strongest, but it is a validating valediction to fans of the two characters, who have won Willems two Geisel Medals and five Honors. Yes, Gerald and Piggie have ushered countless readers into literacy, but as they rightly note, reading is a collaborative act. Thank you, Gerald and Piggie. We'll miss you. (Early reader. 5-8) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Willems' beloved odd couple returns in this giggle-inducing conclusion to the Elephant and Piggie series. This time, Piggie is struck by the need to say thank you to everyone important to her. When she tells Gerald her plan, he skeptically replies, You will forget someone. Undeterred, Piggie exuberantly sets off on a Thank-O-Rama spree. From the start, readers will pick up from the illustrations that Gerald suspects Piggie will forget him. Quietly following Piggie, Gerald stands hopefully off to the side and grows increasingly agitated as Piggie hugs and thanks even the most insignificant of her friends Ice Cream Penguin, Doctor Cat, the flies. Kids will get a kick out of seeing Gerald appear as the unthanked elephant in the living room, so to speak, until Piggie finally realizes she has forgotten her best friend and acknowledges her mistake. A relieved Gerald tells Piggie that there is someone else she has neglected to thank: the reader! This sweetly silly introduction to expressing gratitude is a fitting send-off to one of children's literature's favorite duos.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2016 Booklist