Thursday, December 22, 2011

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

"I have not seen Gerald today."

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Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke his trunk.

Hyperion Books; 57 pages

2 comments:

Ellen said...

Does this really qualify for a Newbery? I see it as only marginally 3rd grade; probably more for 1st and 2nd. One of my top nominees for Geisel, though.

Mary said...

Good question, Ellen! Part of the "official" Newbery criteria states that the award is for a book for which children are the intended audience. It goes on to say: "Children are defined as persons of ages up to and including fourteen, and books for this entire age range are to be considered." So... I don't think it would be disqualified because it's intended for a younger reader. (Frog and Toad Together was a Newbery honor book in 1973.)