Elephant and Piggie books are some of our favorite picture books! Mo Willems does a remarkable job of conveying the common emotions we all have in his delightful stories and illustrations.
In I love My New Toy!, Piggie has a new toy and when Gerald (the elephant) accidentally breaks it, Piggie is NOT. HAPPY. However the story resolves itself, and in the end, both characters realize that friends are more important than toys and their friendship is restored.
Family Discussion/Activity Guide:
-Why was Piggie mad? Do you get mad when someone breaks your toys?
-Is it ok to be mad? What do we do when we are mad?
-Gerald didn't get mad at Piggie. Why?
-Why did they not play with the toy at the end of the book?
-Role play this situation and practice understanding and forgiveness.
Community Question: Which one of Mo Willems' books is your favorite?
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