Happy Pig Day!

Happy Pig Day! Cover

Happy Pig Day!

By Mo Willems; Mo Willems (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423143420, 57pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

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 Happy Pig Day Piggie celebrates her favorite day of the year But will Gerald the Elephant be included in the festivities? Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a heartfelt story about celebrating the special occasions in life. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will want to join the party.

About the Author
Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), 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"). "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and "City Dog, Country Frog," illustrated by Jon J Muth.

Mo began his career on "Sesame Street," where he garnered six Emmy Awards. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.