Elephant has had the best idea…he and Piggie should go for a drive. Piggie is keen but they are not quite ready to go yet. Many things are needed before they can go for a drive: map, sunglasses, umbrellas, bags and so on. But wait, they seem to have forgotten something rather important…a car! Is the plan ruined or can the two friends find another way to enjoy their day together…
Mo Willems delivers again in another Elephan-tastic read. Told in minimal text and with repetitive phrasing, this laugh-out-loud read will bring much happiness to young readers. Elephant and Piggie’s excitement is delightfully over the top as the successful acquiring of different objects are met with various cries of joy, “Map! Map! Mappy-map-map!” It won’t take readers long until they are joining in with Elephant and Piggie and shouting out the various lines. The action and humour is conveyed through the brilliant illustrations that use a simple colour palette and the large text in speech bubbles of the colour of the protagonists, Pink for Piggie and grey for Elephant, makes for an easy read for developing readers.
This is just one of a number of books in the adventures of Elephant and Piggie so if you enjoy this one then be sure to check out one of the others.
Recommended for 4+.