An Elephant and Piggie Book My Friend Is Sad ! --- by Mo Willems Ohhh… My friend is sad. I will make him happy! Yee-haw! A cowboy! Ohhh… Gerald loves cowboys. But he is still sad. A clown！ Oh
hh… Clowns are funny. But he is still sad. A robot! How can anyone be sad around a robot!? Ohhh… Gerald. Piggie! I am sorry. I wanted to make you happy. But you are still sad. I am not sad now. I am happy. You are happy? I am happy because you are here! But I was so sad, Piggie. So very SAD! I saw a COWBOY! But you love cowboys! I do . I love cowboys. But you were not there to see him! Well, in fact , I … There was more!
Then I saw a clown! A funny, funny clown! But you were not there to see him! But… There was more! I saw a robot! A cool, cool robot! And my best friend was not there to see it with me . But… Um… You see… I am here NOW! NOW! You are! You are here now! My friend is here now! I need my friends. You need new glasses… 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 my friend is sad, Gerald is sad. How can Piggie be happy if Gerald is sad? The New York Times Book Review says: “In the world of children?s books, the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the ?00s is the writer-illustrator Mo Willems.”