My Friend is Sad, by Mo Willems, is an insightful story about friendship. Children can read along to find out why Gerald is sad and how Piggie tries to make him happy. We love how Willems uses his character’s facial expressions and body language to tell the story along with the words. An important lesson about friendship is found in this story.
*Have you ever felt sad like Gerald?
*What is Piggie trying to do help Gerald?
*Do you think Gerald is happy at the end of the story?
*What did you learn about friendship?