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 I Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?
"Poor Gerald is incredibly cranky. And tired. Luckily, he knows the cure. He will take a nap! Blanket and Knuffle Bunny in arm, he settles in for some shut-eye. But just as he is drifting off, Piggie appears, shouting for Gerald and obliterating the start of his relaxing dream. What are you doing? Piggie wants to know. In his loudest, crankiest shout, the force of which bounces Piggie onto her head, Gerald explains that he is trying to nap. Now Piggie is feeling cranky, so the friends decide to nap together. Unfortunately, Piggie snores so loudly that Gerald doesn't have a chance at falling asleep. Piggie wakes refreshed, and Gerald eyes red with rage snaps, and things take a ridiculous twist. The simple line illustrations turn the comical exchange between Gerald and Piggie into pure slapstick. Willems, as usual, knows all the buttons to push to get kids laughing, and his decision to write a naptime tale about a character who wants to sleep, but can't, only adds to the silliness.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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