Number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems 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). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.
Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards. same as above
Elephant and Piggie are back, in their tenth mini-drama. In this
episode, Elephant's sneezing convinces him that he is allergic to
pigs and therefore must be apart from his friend-forever! Doctor
Cat diagnoses the sneezes as a cold rather than an allergy.
Excitedly, Elephant rushes to tell Piggie the news, and we see in
the last frame and the endpapers that Piggie now shares her
friend's illness. Like a popular TV situation comedy, the
combination of the familiar (the expressive comic-book art, the
limited vocabulary of only 71 unique words) with the new (a fresh
dilemma with the friendship at the core) will please current fans
and draw in new ones. Pair with any of the many other easy-reading
titles featuring dynamic duos dealing with the ups and downs of
When Gerald cannot stop sneezing, he is sure he is allergic to pigs. His effervescent best friend takes things in stride until the fits of sneezing threaten to end their friendship. When Gerald sees Dr. Cat, he decides that his continued sneezing means he is also allergic to cats. When the doctor informs him that he is sick with a cold, the elephant is elated and rushes to tell his best friend. Unfortunately, Piggie now has a cold. The spare colored-pencil drawings are devoid of background detail. Text is spare too, with speech bubbles against the white pages. Both are simply perfect. The focus is on the characters and their interactions. The illustrations in this case of mistaken logic are very funny, with Piggie being repeatedly blown off her feet and Dr. Cat climbing on Gerald's head to take his temperature. Willems knows how to create rich humor with few words and minimal art. SLJ"