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 I broke my trunk!
 Author: Willems, Mo


 Publisher:  Hyperion Books for Children
 Pub Year: 2011

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 57 p., col. ill., 24 cm.

 BTSB No: 949571 ISBN: 9781423133094
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Storytelling -- Fiction
 Elephants -- Fiction
 Pigs -- Fiction

Price: $14.91

Summary:
Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke his trunk.

Series:
Elephant & Piggie Book


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 154354

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade K → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → K.RF Fluency
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (+) (05/01/11)
   Booklist (04/15/11)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2011 Elephant and Piggie remain in the storytelling mode of We Are in a Book! (2010). After showing up with a bandaged proboscis, Elephant proceeds to tell the “long, crazy story” of how it happened. Memory bubbles let us follow along: first Elephant lifted Hippo with his trunk (“Why?” asks Piggie. “Because!” Elephant answers). But that is not what broke his trunk, and neither is the addition of Rhino and Hippo’s sister and Hippo’s sister’s piano. As usual, Willems’ use of pastel colors and vast white backdrops work minimalist wonders, making this another fine outing of this most dependable of series. - Copyright 2011 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 05/01/2011 PreS-K—Gerald the Elephant recounts to Piggie the crazy story of how he broke his trunk. When he was playing with Hippo, he had the idea to lift him with his trunk. As Gerald tells Piggie, "a hippo on your trunk is heavy." But there is more to it. Rhino shows up and he wants a turn, so Gerald lifts them both onto his trunk, and so on, until he has lifted Hippo, Rhino, and Hippo's big sister and her piano on his trunk. As readers expect, there is more to the story of Gerald's bandaged trunk than first imagined. Willems's now classic and predictable formula, complete with an uncluttered background, large-type word balloons, and expressive characters, is as effective as ever. The style may now be familiar, but the "Elephant & Piggie" stories remain fresh, amusing, and relevant to readers, who will sit on the edge of their seats as they eagerly anticipate the surprising turn of events. A winning addition to the series.—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY - Copyright 2011 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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