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 Let's go for a drive! (Elephant & Piggie book)
 Author: Willems, Mo

 Publisher:  Hyperion Books for Children (2012)

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

 BTSB No: 949609 ISBN: 9781423164821
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Automobile travel -- Fiction
 Elephants -- Fiction
 Pigs -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $15.87

Summary:
Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 154610
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 77564

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (10/01/12)
   School Library Journal (+) (10/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2012 K-Gr 2—Best friends Elephant and Piggie are back in a new adventure that extols imaginative play and flexibility. Type-A Elephant suggests going for a drive (narrated hilariously by the friends with a Pigeon-esque "Drive! Drive! Drivey-drive-drive!"), but cannot stop panicking about contingencies long enough to relax. Piggie gamely supplies solutions to assuage Elephant's concerns, each time adding a new sound effect to their play-"Map! Map! Mappy-map-map!" and so on-guaranteeing laughs from children. Eventually, Elephant thinks of a need that Piggie cannot supply, causing him to have a flat-out meltdown (also reminiscent of the Pigeon), but in the end, Piggie's quick thinking saves the day. The clean line drawings mirror and support the concise text; both avoid unnecessary details while evoking the full range of emotion. The deceptive simplicity and the comic-book layout will entice even reluctant readers, and is a perfect read-aloud for groups of a wide age range. A must-have for every library.—Rebecca Dash Donsky, New York Public Library - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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