I was down in Anaheim attending the annual librarians association conference last week and one of the publishers had this book for sale. Our family are huge Elephant and Piggie fans so I knew I had to get it. If you have not started this series you really must! My four year old (almost 5!) goes crazy over it and my 2 yr old also loves reading these books.
In this book Piggie is excited that she’s got a new trumpet and wants to play it for Gerald. Unfortunately the sounds coming out of the trumpet definitely aren’t music. The kids were bursting out laughing as we read each page of “br-ip! fr-ip! gr-ark!” and so on as Gerald is knocked off his chair with each new note. In the end with Piggie excitedly waiting to hear what Gerald thinks, Gerald must come up with a way to tell Piggie that it just wasn’t musical. In the end Piggie explains that she wasn’t trying to make music, she was trying to speak elephant! The story ends with Gerald helping Piggie perfect her “accent” and the kids immediately wanted me to read it again.
Be forewarned there is no real dignified way to read this book. LOL. You might feel a little silly but that’s part of what made me laugh as well. Even funnier is when you have visitors who don’t have kids and they get drafted into reading it and watching their expression as they make their way through all of the noises.
This is a great book and would top my list of the Elephant and Gerald books along with Can I Play Too? and Pigs Make Me Sneeze!