My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems
(An Elephant and Piggie Book)

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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 My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.
 

About Mo Willems

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Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to "Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, ""Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn," and Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow he is also the author of the young adult thrillers "Steel Trapp: The Challenge" and "Steel Trapp: The Academy." He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including "Killer View "and "Killer Weekend." He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. Greg Call studied graphic design at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. After graduating in 1983, he worked as an Art Director at the Colorado Institute of Art until the desire to do more illustrative work found him in Pasadena, California, attending The Art Center College of Design. Upon graduation in 1988, he began working freelance for clients in music, entertainment, and publishing. Greg has been recognized for his work repeatedly, including awards from the Society of Illustrators and Addy awards among others.
 
Published March 13, 2007 by Disney-Hyperion. 64 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In My Friend Is Sad, Piggie observes a disconsolate Elephant and dresses up as a cowboy, a clown and a robot only to find that all Elephant really wants is her company.

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Energetic Piggie dons a series of costumes (cowboy, clown, robot) to boost sulky Elephant's spirits in My Friend Is Sad .

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