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* SneezeInterruption: In "Pigs Make Me Sneeze", Gerald sneezes in the middle of saying, "I want a..." and Piggie tries to find out what he wants. We never find out what Gerald wanted.


-->[{{Beat}}; Piggie gives an AsideGlance]

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-->[{{Beat}}; -->''[{{Beat}}; Piggie [[AsideGlance gives an AsideGlance]the reader a skeptical look]]]''


-->'''Gerald:''' "What if it's a costume party?"
-->'''Piggie:''' "A fancy pool costume party?"
-->'''Gerald:''' "WE MUST BE READY!"

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-->'''Gerald:''' "What What if it's a costume party?"
party?
-->[{{Beat}}; Piggie gives an AsideGlance]
-->'''Piggie:''' "A A fancy pool costume party?"
party?
-->'''Gerald:''' "WE WE MUST BE READY!"READY!

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* DreadfulMusician: Piggie in "Listen to My Trumpet". Gerald cringes throughout her entire performance and [[DamnedByFaintPraise the most positive thing he can say about it]] is that she holds her trumpet well. However, it's subverted when Piggie explains that she wasn't trying to make music but trying to make elephant trumpeting sounds like Gerald's.


* DamningWithFaintPraise: In "Listen to My Trumpet!", when Piggie asks Gerald what he thought about her trumpet-playing, he tactfully says that her trumpet is loud and shiny and that she holds it very well.

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* DamningWithFaintPraise: DamnedByFaintPraise: In "Listen to My Trumpet!", when Piggie asks Gerald what he thought about her trumpet-playing, he tactfully says that her trumpet is loud and shiny and that she holds it very well.



* NewFriendEnvy: The plot of "My New Friend is So Fun!" Gerald and Snake are initially thrilled that their respective best friends Piggie and Brian Bat are getting along so well, until they begin fearing that they may be having more fun together than with them. Their fears are alleviated when Piggie and Brian Bat show them that they drew "best friend" pictures of them.

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* NewFriendEnvy: The plot of "My New Friend is So Fun!" Fun!". Gerald and Snake are initially thrilled that their respective best friends Piggie and Brian Bat are getting along so well, until they begin fearing that they may be having more fun together than with them. Their fears are alleviated when Piggie and Brian Bat show them that they drew "best friend" pictures of them.


''Elephant & Piggie'' is a series of children's books for early readers. They are written and drawn by Mo Willems (best known for ''[[Literature/PigeonSeries Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!]]'' and the Cartoon Network series ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''), and debuted in 2007.

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''Elephant & Piggie'' is a series of children's books for early readers. They are written and drawn by Mo Willems Creator/MoWillems (best known for ''[[Literature/PigeonSeries Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!]]'' and the Cartoon Network series ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''), and debuted in 2007.


* ArentYouForgettingSomeone: This is the essential premise of ''The Thank You Book''. Piggie is thanking as many people as possible, but Gerald is convinced that there's someone she's forgetting to thank.

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* ArentYouForgettingSomeone: This is the essential premise of ''The Thank You Book''. Piggie is thanking as many people as possible, but Gerald is convinced that there's someone she's forgetting to thank. [[spoiler:It initially seems that Gerald is the one Piggie is forgetting, but Gerald was actually referring to the ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall reader]]''.]]



* AsideGlance: The characters occasionally do this, like Piggie giving a sly sidelong look to the audience in "I'm a Frog!" when she tells Gerald that even grown-ups pretend and they do it "all the time".



* ADogNamedDog: Piggie is, of course, a pig.

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* DamningWithFaintPraise: In "Listen to My Trumpet!", when Piggie asks Gerald what he thought about her trumpet-playing, he tactfully says that her trumpet is loud and shiny and that she holds it very well.
* ADogNamedDog: Piggie is, of course, a pig. There are also characters named Snake, Brian Bat, and Doctor Cat -- no points for guessing which animals these characters are.



* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam: In "I Really Like Slop!", Gerald ''really'' doesn't want to taste the slop Piggie loves but he eventually caves. Subverted in that he hates the slop's taste, but he tells Piggie that it was still worth trying it out because it was something she loved.



* NewFriendEnvy: The plot of "My New Friend is So Fun!" Gerald and Snake are initially thrilled that their respective best friends Piggie and Brian Bat are getting along so well, until they begin fearing that they may be having more fun together than with them. Their fears are alleviated when Piggie and Brian Bat show them that they drew "best friend" pictures of them.



* PlatonicLifePartners

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* PlatonicLifePartnersPlatonicLifePartners: Gerald and Piggie.

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* BaitAndSwitch: When Piggie asks Gerald how he broke his trunk, Gerald proceeds to tell her a story about how he balanced three other large mammals and a piano on his trunk. [[spoiler: He then went to tell Piggie about it, but tripped and fell.]]

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* AnimalsNotToScale: A real elephant would be five times the size of a real pig.

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* PunnyName: WordOfGod is that Gerald the elephant is named after Music/EllaFitzgerald.

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* {{Facepalm}}: In the ''Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!'' book ''Harold & Hog PRETEND FOR REAL!'', Hog double facepalms after Harold says that he is going to be careful while smiling and dancing and flying, pointing out that Gerald would never smile and dance and fly all at the same time.

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* ItsALongStory: Gerald tells Piggie this in ''I Broke My Trunk!'' when asked about how he broke his trunk. The book [[{{Bookends}} ends]] with Piggie telling another friend the exact same line after she breaks her own snout in a manner similar to Gerald's.


* AccidentalArt: In "Elephants Cannot Dance", Gerald's frustrated tantrum at his failure to learn how to dance is interpreted by a pair of passing squirrels as a hot new dance move, "The Elephant."



* AccidentalArt: In "Elephants Cannot Dance", Gerald's frustrated tantrum at his failure to learn how to dance is interpreted by a pair of passing squirrels as a hot new dance move, "The Elephant."

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* IdeaBulb: Piggie gets one in ''Can I Play Too?'' when she and Gerald are trying to figure out how their new friend, a snake, wants to play catch. Naturally, since this is a hip, modern series, it's a [=CFL=].


* TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: See the first example under CrazyPrepared below.



* TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: See the first example under CrazyPrepared below.

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