Listen to My Trumpet!
By Mo Willems
Hyperion Books for Children, 2012. 57 pages. Easy reader.
Gerald, ever worrisome, and Piggie, the eternal optimist, are back in this fun musical adventure! Piggie has just acquired a new trumpet, and she can't wait to share her music with Gerald. Unfortunately, she is not a musical prodigy. She has no skill for the trumpet, but she is still full of joy and enthusiasm. Gerald wonders if he should tell her the truth, which is that he thinks her horn-playing sounds like his aunt with a cold. What are friends for? Of course he must break the news to his dear Piggie. Through this tale, Elephant and Piggie demonstrate that honesty and cheer are keys to a lasting friendship. Listen to My Trumpet is another charming hit from Mr. Willems.