Piggie is so excited because it’s the best day of the year – Happy Pig Day! That means there must be a pig party with pig songs and pig food and pig games! And it’s a great time to practice speaking pig – oink! There are pigs partying everywhere! But Gerald quickly starts feeling left out. He didn’t know it was Happy Pig Day, and he doesn’t know how to speak pig. How can he be happy for his friend when he doesn’t feel like he fits in?
I get excited for new Mo Willems books like some people get excited about new CDs from their favorite bands. The Elephant and Piggie franchise may be my favorite of his works. Happy Pig Day! does not disappoint. It’s everything you come to expect from these clever, emotional characters in terse, expressive sentences. Solid.
I would also like to share my Halloween costume with you, readers. An homage.
Book image taken from http://www.amazon.com.