Posted by Venus on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Release Date: June 2, 2015
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 I Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?
This is my husband and I. I'm not kidding. As I read this book it began with a chuckle and by the end I was howling. My poor husband has insomnia issues and as a result is often tired and sometimes a bit cranky. He doesn't take naps, but at night, my poor hubby has to listen as his sweet wife snores away, ruining his already stilted sleep.
What Mo Willems has done once again is to mesh together a perfect blend of adult and child. An adult will perfectly relate to these moments of interrupted sleep. And a child is given more tools in their vocabulary for expressing how they feel sometimes. We know children fight naps, but there are also the ones who admit they need it to. Another fantastic book in the Elephant and Piggie series. I'm never disappointed.