The Thank You Book (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Elephant and Piggie Series)

The Thank You Book (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Elephant and Piggie Series)

by Mo Willems

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484778043
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: Elephant and Piggie Series
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mo Willems (, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering five Geisel Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let's Go for a Drive!, A Big Guy Took My Ball! and Waiting Is Not Easy!).

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The Thank You Book (B&N Exclusive Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
A Huge Thank You It was only when I started reading thoughts on The Thank You Book that I learned the sad truth – this is Mo Willems final Elephant and Piggie book. And I get it. He’s done 25 books starring this duo, and he’s ready to move on to other things. But the thought of no more books in this series makes me sad. Fortunately, this is a wonderful series finale. For those who have missed these delightful picture books, they are about best friends Gerald (the elephant) and Piggie. The two are very different, but they complement each other well. The books are filled with Mo’s simple illustrations and dialogue that is perfect for beginning readers. In fact, the story is only told via dialogue, which makes them stand out. As this book opens, Piggie is thinking about how lucky she is to have so many wonderful people in her life. So she sets out to thank each person who has enriched her life. While Gerald likes the idea of thankfulness, he worries that she will forget to thank someone. Is he right? Before I picked up this book, I thought I knew who Gerald was worried about Piggie forgetting, but I was wrong. Yep, we get one more twists. Along the way, there are some smiles as Piggie thanks every character we’ve seen in the series, and one we haven’t. (Pigeon eyed friends will love those pages.) As always, the illustrations are fun and the words are simple enough that the beginning reader shouldn’t have a problem. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of thanking people who mean something to you. Piggie does this unprompted. If it gets kids to think about how people in their lives enrich them, that’s a wonderful thing. However, if you read this as just another Elephant and Piggie book, it will fall a little flat. While fun for fans, it isn’t quite as creative or funny as other volumes in the series. Earlier in the review, I used the term series finale. And that’s the best way to think of this book. It’s not another new adventure, but it’s a great way to say goodbye to loyal fans. Really, this book is a tip of the hat from Mo to us, he just uses Gerald and Piggie to do it. If you read it that way, you will absolutely love it. So if you haven’t met Gerald and Piggie, don’t start with this book. But if you are a longtime fan, pick up The Thank You Book with the proper mindset, and you’ll find yourself smiling as you say goodbye to this wonderful dynamic duo. And thank you, Gerald and Piggie, for the laughs and entertaining lessons over the years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and series was a new discovery for me, as we are just getting a "new crop" of young people in our lives. I bought a few for a 4 year old, and she absolutely loved this one. She was able to predict the outcome the very first time, but then insisted on reading the book over and over. A terrific series, and we will be gifting more of them!
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neverwearmatchingsox More than 1 year ago
So I will be honest....I hadn't read an Elephant and Piggie book until this one. I wasn't against this series, I just knew that enough kids loved it that I didn't feel the need to read it and could read something that maybe kids didn't know about. That being said, just through this one title I could grasp what all the hype has been about . This is the goodbye book from Elephant and Piggie...this series is over. However, in case you didn't know, Elephant and Piggie are now sharing the books that they are reading from authors such as Dan Santat and Laurie Keller. So worth the time to read.
CVal27 More than 1 year ago
I first discovered the Elephant and Piggie books from a random checkout at my local library. When bedtime came and I read the book to my 3 year old: laughs, laughs, laughs! The books were so cute and funny. I had to buy the books. My daughter will just pick up the books and flip through the pages and laugh. These are truly classics. I highly recommend for anyone who reads to their child(ren) regularly.