by Mo Willems
Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 2016. 64 pages.
Alas! Alas! The final Elephant & Piggie book is here! However, it’s a good one, and a nice cap to the series.
The Thank You Book is about thanking everyone. And Piggie means everyone. Every minor character who has ever appeared in the series shows up in this book. Piggie thanks Snake for playing ball with her, Squirrels for great ideas, and Doctor Cat for being a great doctor.
My favorite is The Pigeon, whom Piggie thanks for never giving up. She says, “And I am sorry you do not get to be in our books.” The Pigeon answers, “That is what you think.”
However, Gerald insists that Piggie is forgetting someone – someone very important. It turns out that important person is not who readers expect.
This is a lovely finish to the series – if it had to finish. Piggie says that she is one lucky pig. Readers out there are tremendously lucky readers!
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