After twenty one other books in a series, you might think that a twenty second book would be too much of the same thing. However, young library patrons enjoy this series and I know this week’s title will be just as popular as all the rest. My New Friend is So Fun! By Mo Willems continues the Elephant & Piggie series. Making new and different friends means changes in existing friendships and the first time it happens among young friends can be difficult to understand. Today’s title helps young people realize that many friendships can exist at once.
In this adventure, Gerald the elephant says hi to Snake first. Gerald doesn’t know where his best friend Piggie is, but Snake tells Gerald that Piggie is with Snake’s best friend Bat. Bat and Piggie are having a great time together. Gerald becomes worried that Piggie will become friends with Bat and leave Gerald behind. Snake also worries that he will lose a best friend. However, when Gerald and Snake find Bat and Piggie friendships are restored when it is revealed that Piggie and Bat were drawing pictures of their best friends, Gerald and Snake. I’m sure this will not be the last we read of Gerald the elephant and his friend Piggie, and now Snake and Bat.
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My New Friend is So Fun! by Mo Willems
ISBN: 9781423179580, 57 pages, fully illustrated
Children's Early Reader Books