Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

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Disney-Hyperion, Feb 7, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
27 Reviews
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 Listen to My Trumpet! Piggie canít wait to play her new instrument for Gerald! But is she ready to listen to his reaction?

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Subtle and meaningful illustrations. - Goodreads
This book has a great ending that isnt expected. - Goodreads
This story's ending is as cute as it is unexpected. - Goodreads
I never see the ending, not even by a mile. - Goodreads

Review: Listen to My Trumpet! (Elephant & Piggie #17)

User Review  - James Swenson - Goodreads

The Elephant and Piggie books are always delightfully silly, and there is always a surprise at the end. Here, honesty requires Gerald to tell his friend an uncomfortable truth -- and his honesty is rewarded. Read full review

Review: Listen to My Trumpet! (Elephant & Piggie #17)

User Review  - Verity Larson - Goodreads

I think this is my son's favorite Piggy & Elephant book to date, largely because of all the noises. I love that Gerald didn't want to hurt Piggy's feelings but was still honest. This series of books are simple and yet fun and engaging. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Mo Willems (, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. And his celebrated Elephant & Piggie early reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as an Honor (for We Are in a Book!). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.

Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

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