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 Really Like Slop!, Piggie invites Gerald to try her favorite food . . . slop. But Gerald is not so sure he's going to like it. At all.
"*Starred Review* Gerald and Piggie are great friends, but will the friendship survive Piggie's latest offer? She loves slop and asks Gerald to try it. After eyeing the steaming, fly-festooned bowl of green goop, he resists, even refuses, but eventually relents because Piggie is his friend. Will he try dessert? Don't count on it. Friendship may transcend tastes but even great friends have their limit. Young readers will respond lovingly and laughingly to Willems' much-loved characters because they are so like children themselves. His cartoon illustrations are simple but humorous and full of facial expressions vivid enough to make readers believe that they, too, can smell Piggie's slop. As Piggie offers Gerald her wonderful slop, children will echo the elephant's own horrified sounds. The minimalist text corresponds with the simple illustrations, ensuring this will be another favorite among Willems' growing Elephant and Piggie series. Fans who love the author's Knuffle Bunny and Cat the Cat series books will, of course, enjoy Elephant and Piggie, as will those who claim Dr. Seuss, Bob Shea, and Oliver Jeffers as favorites. Willems has written another laugh-out-loud winner that will leave kids shouting for second helpings or even thirds. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Willems' latest proves his beloved and award-winning series for beginning readers isn't losing any steam. Order up!--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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