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I Broke My Trunk!

I Broke My Trunk!

Hardback Elephant & Piggie Books

By (author) Mo Willems

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  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Format: Hardback | 57 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 229mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 2 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1423133099
  • ISBN 13: 9781423133094
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 7,049

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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 "I Broke My Trunk! "Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk. Will Piggie end up with a long, crazy story of her own? Once again, Mo Willems creates another hilarious escapade starring the Geisel Award-winning duo. Vetted by an early-learning specialist, "I Broke My Trunk!" will have readers breaking into laughter left and right!

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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.

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Gerald the Elephant recounts to Piggie the crazy story of how he broke his trunk. When he was playing with Hippo, he had the idea to lift him with his trunk. As Gerald tells Piggie, "a hippo on your trunk is heavy." But there is more to it. Rhino shows up and he wants a turn, so Gerald lifts them both onto his trunk, and so on, until he has lifted Hippo, Rhino, and Hippo's big sister and her piano on his trunk. As readers expect, there is more to the story of Gerald's bandaged trunk than first imagined. Willems's now classic and predictable formula, complete with an uncluttered background, large-type word balloons, and expressive characters, is as effective as ever. The style may now be familiar, but the "Elephant & Piggie" stories remain fresh, amusing, and relevant to readers, who will sit on the edge of their seats as they eagerly anticipate the surprising turn of events. A winning addition to the series. SLJ"