Elephant and Piggie

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Elephant and Piggie is a book series for early readers by Mo Willems. The series, which debuted in 2007 with two books, is done in a comic book style, and features two friends: an elephant, Gerald, and a pig, Piggie. The books are written in conversational style with Piggie's words appearing in pink letter bubbles and Gerald's appearing in grey letter bubbles. The books often address issues of friendship. Books are added to the series on a roughly quarterly schedule, with two books occasionally released on the same day. There Is a Bird on Your Head and Are You Ready to Play Outside? won the Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. Two books in the series have been listed on Time magazine's Top 10 Children's Books of the Year: Today I Will Fly (ranked #2 in 2007) [1] and Elephants Cannot Dance! (ranked #5 in 2009).[2]

In August 2015, Willems announced that the 25th book in the series would be the last.[3]

A musical has been produced based on the Elephant and Piggie books.[4]



  1. ^ Luscombe, Belinda & Lennard Goehner, Amy; Top 10 Children's books; time.com
  2. ^ Lennard Goehner, Amy; Top 10 Children's books; time.com
  3. ^ "SEPTEMBER UPDATE!". Mo Willems Doodles. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts". www.kennedy-center.org. Retrieved 2017-01-27.