Let's Go for A Drive!

Let's Go for A Drive!

Book - 2012
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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 Let's Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road! But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423164821
Branch Call Number: j E WILLEMS
Characteristics: 57 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Let us go for a drive


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Mar 16, 2021

Very good for beginner readers: short and simple words, repeating words, funny content and nice characters.

DBRL_ChrissJ Jul 17, 2020

Gerald and Piggie are ready to go for a drive. They have a map. They have an umbrella. They even remembered their sunglasses! There's just one problem. Neither have a drivers license. Uh, oh!

jcljessicaj Sep 07, 2019

My favorite Elephant and Piggie book (and I love Elephant and Piggie!). This one is a blast to read aloud because it's full of dramatic exclamations and sing-song lines as the pair prepare for a drive.

Apr 09, 2018

Let's Go for a Drive is one of the favorites in my household. My 4-year old loves basically every Mo Willems book we've read together, but this one is special because she gets right into yelling "WAIT!!!" every time it comes up in the book. As Gerald and Piggie celebrate new items they've deemed necessary for the drive, this also prompts celebratory dancing. Additionally, this has led to reenactments of the book in daily life. Tons of fun.

Jan 20, 2018

I use this book to help children with autism understand different kinds of friendships, and how to have your needs met while acknowledging the needs of the other person. Elephant relies on Piggie to solve all of his problems, and he's rude about it. Piggie is rather helpless and complies to keep Elephant from getting more upset, as well as maintain the friendship.
Still, children love the characters.
We learn why this is a fiction piece, but we have nonfiction relationships.

PimaLib_Kids Mar 02, 2017

I like it because it's funny. ~Kazuki, age 7

Aug 13, 2016

Our 6 yr old loves the Elephant and Piggie series; the colorful pages, the short sentences and the loveable characters have greatly influenced him on his reading. He can't get enough of these books!

Dec 20, 2015

"Planning a drive?" Review submitted by Mateo for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

Jun 10, 2015

This is a long time favorite of my 4 and 6 yr olds

ksoles Jan 15, 2015

In "Let's Go for a Drive!", Mo Willems employs his classic Elephant and Piggie formula: perfectly placed speech bubbles, effective use of white space, endearing facial expressions, phonetic play and just plain silliness.

When Gerald proposes that he and Piggie go for a drive, Piggie enthusiastically agrees and the two chant: “Drive! Drive! Drivey-drive-drive!” Gerald, a master planner, insists that they bring a map, sunglasses, umbrellas, bags and, of course, a car. But wait: Piggie doesn’t have one (“[a] pig with a car would be silly”) and neither does Gerald. Whatever will they do?

The pair’s chorus becomes both playful and educational; after “Map! Map! Mappy-map-map!”, children will attempt to fit sunglasses, umbrellas etc into the same pattern. And, in the end, Gerald and Piggie come up with a charming solution that satisfies all Willems fans.

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