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K-Gr 2—Gerald and Piggie are sharing another adventure in the recent book in the series. The expected large print, spare dialogue, and bubble delivery make it easy to read. Gerald loses patience with Piggie when he is told that a surprise is in store but that he should wait for it. His reactions include producing several loud GROANS and reminding Piggie repeatedly that waiting is NOT easy. Piggie knows that the surprise is worth the wait, but she has to keep Gerald there to see it. The simple words and expressive illustrations, as all the time, reveal the truth that we steadily omit the most obvious and that there’s beauty all around us. Nothing brings greater joy than sharing that beauty with our friends. VERDICT This original story is about friendship, but it also offers insights into human emotions.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN
*”These books will easily take their place alongside Seuss and Eastman as classics to start with-reader genre.”―The Bulletin (starred review)
PRAISE FOR THE ELEPHANT & PIGGIE SERIES
*”These masterful mini-dramas will delight and amuse early-reader and picture-book audiences, alike.”―School Library Journal (starred review)
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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 Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And Wait. And wait some more…