My Friend is Sad: Mo Willems

My Friend is Sad

Author/Illustrator: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Year: 2007
Brief Summary: Pig tries to cheer up Elephant but nothing seems to cheer him up.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2008 ; Bank Street College of Education
Booklist Book Review Stars , Apr. 1, 2007 ; American Library Association
Capitol Choices, 2008 ; The Capitol Choices Committee
Children’s Book Sense Picks , Summer 2007 ; American Booksellers Association
Choices, 2008 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Text-to-self connections: what do you do when your friend is sad?  What is something your friend does for you that help cheer you up?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. 

  • Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library
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