Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (英语) 精装 – 2011年6月14日
The endless line of moral dilemmas presented by Willems' Elephant & Piggie series continues with this ode to the classic conflict between generosity and greed. Wow, is Elephant ever excited about his ice cream cone! (He is so excited his very word balloons are in cone shape.) But should he find Piggie and give her some before it all melts? Swift changes in text and image size provide much of the humor, though nothing is funnier than Elephant's rationalizing: "Sharing a flavor Piggie does not like would be wrong." Is it even possible to get tired of these books? - Daniel Kraus—Booklist
Children will delight in this perfect drama for hot weather. Gerald is excited about his "awesome, yummy, sweet, super, great, tasty, nice, cool ice cream" cone. But worry sets in with thoughts of his best friend, Piggie should he share his treat with her? As Gerald wrestles with the pros and cons, observant readers will notice that the ice cream is melting fast. By the time he decides in favor of sharing, it has melted into a puddle at his feet, and Gerald realizes that he "blew it." But timing is everything, and Piggie shows up at that moment with a cone of her own and happily shares it. "Not my plan," thinks Gerald, but he also realizes that this arrangement is fine. Willems's simple text allows beginning readers independent success, although the text and illustrations also work well as a read-aloud. Fans of the series will not want to miss this offering, and adults can use the simple story to discuss sharing, friendship, and making decisions in a timely manner. Another winner. Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL—SLJ
Mo Willems (www.pigeonpresents.com), a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. And his celebrated Elephant & Piggie early reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.
Mo began his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards.
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Not too long:
This book doesn't take long to read, which is great for little kids short attention spans.
Not many words per page:
There are not too many words per page, which means that kids can not only sort of figure out how to read it themselves, they can also easily memorize what's going to come up next. Kids love it when they know what's going to happen next!
I just asked my 4-year old kid why she likes this book. She said it's because it's so silly. I continued to probe. She then revealed that it's because [SPOILER ALERT] the elephant thinks about sharing his ice cream for so long that it melts and falls and he says, NOOooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! There's a page with the elephant screaming Noooooo, and that's it. My kid counted the 'o's. Comedy. [END SPOILER]
A nice message:
This is a story about sharing, thinking of your friends feelings (empathy!), and then realizing how nice it is when people share with you. It's great. Parents feel good sharing it with their kids, and kids love it because of the previously mentioned points.
Mo Willems is great. Highly recommended!
Should I Share My Ice Cream? is a cute and funny addition to the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. I don't want to spoil the story so I won't provide any information other than saying Gerald the Elephant has a big decision to make and friendship plays a key factor. As usual, Elephant and Piggie's friendship is fun to see and it sets a great example to kids too.
This story has beautiful illustrations like all other Elephant and Piggie books. It is 57 pages long but the overall story is fairly short since each page only has a few words on it. The book is a beautiful hardcover with thick, sturdy paperback pages that will stand up to many, many readings.
My kids have also made great progress with reading because of these books! Many pages have short sentences so you can have your kids spell out words and you can point to each word as you read it. These books are geared toward the four to eight year old crowd but there is no reason why younger and older kids wouldn't enjoy them.
Overall, you won't be disappointed if you buy this book as well as all of the other Elephant and Piggie books! Our whole family loves them and they are worthwhile purchases. I feel they are great for kids who are learning to read too! Go ahead and buy the book already!
So the kid's dad said we could borrow it but like the independent super parents we are we said thank you and fought off the urge to just keep it without returning. However, we did the boring but responsible thing of buying the same book here. We stealthily switched out the books and ever since then all my kid would do is talk about this book.
Every morning he would ask me if he should share his ice cream to which I responded with a befuddled look because I was like, "Boy! It's 6:53 AM! We ain't eating ice cream!" He wanted to bring it with him everywhere he went: to school, to the car, to church, to bed, to potty, to bathtime. He's nuts this boy. But, hey, they say he's related to me so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.
But, the real question is, should I share my Ben & Jerry's? Americone Dream is my fave!
My kids love his books too, especially the ones about Elephant and Piggie. The stories are simple in dialog and illustration, but have a way of sucking them in with the silly characters’ animated facial expressions. From a reading teacher perspective, these books are perfect for teaching the comprehension strategy of inferring feelings.
Should I Share My Ice Cream? is about the (sometimes difficult) decision to share with someone else. I love that the book shows Gerald the Elephant’s very relatable thought process as analyzes, rationalizes, and justifies different scenarios in his decision to share (or not to share!) his ice cream with his best friend, Piggie. The story has a surprising ending, and sparked some great discussion in our family.