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 The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.
"Willems' beloved odd couple returns in this giggle-inducing conclusion to the Elephant and Piggie series. This time, Piggie is struck by the need to say thank you to everyone important to her. When she tells Gerald her plan, he skeptically replies, You will forget someone. Undeterred, Piggie exuberantly sets off on a Thank-O-Rama spree. From the start, readers will pick up from the illustrations that Gerald suspects Piggie will forget him. Quietly following Piggie, Gerald stands hopefully off to the side and grows increasingly agitated as Piggie hugs and thanks even the most insignificant of her friends Ice Cream Penguin, Doctor Cat, the flies. Kids will get a kick out of seeing Gerald appear as the unthanked elephant in the living room, so to speak, until Piggie finally realizes she has forgotten her best friend and acknowledges her mistake. A relieved Gerald tells Piggie that there is someone else she has neglected to thank: the reader! This sweetly silly introduction to expressing gratitude is a fitting send-off to one of children's literature's favorite duos.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.