Author(s): Mo Willems
These are one of a series of delightfully humorous award-winning tales for beginner readers from an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator. 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 "Today I will Fly!" Piggie wants to fly. But Gerald knows that she cannot - or can she? Told entirely in speech bubbles with a repetitive use of familiar phrases, this highly original book is perfect for children just learning to read. It is a vibrant new edition with bright colours that will appeal to young readers. It is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning series for the most distinguished books for beginner readers.
"In the world of children's books, the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the '00s is the writer-illustrator Mo Willems." (The New York Times Book Review) * "This picture book demands audience participation... Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" (The Bookseller on Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)"
Mo Willems is the author of the Caldecott Honor winning books Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too. An acclaimed animator and television script-writer, he has won six Emmy awards for his writing on Sesame Street, and is also the creator of Sheep in the Big City. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.