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I Am Invited to a Party! (Elephant & Piggie Books)

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ISBN13: 9781423106876
ISBN10: 1423106873
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Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems continues his charming Elephant and Piggie first reader series.

The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and sometimes reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant. Children who sat on their parents' laps to have Pigeon read to them will eagerly take the plunge with these books to start reading on their own. Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist. These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena. In I am Invited to a Party Piggie is invited to his first party. He doesn't know what to wear, though, so he asks his best friend Elephant for help. Elephant's advice is odd to say the least, so Piggie will try on all sorts of zany outfits before finally arriving at the party for a hilarious surprise.

Review:

"[P]erfectly pitched to their audience, who are too often given the dreariest of stuff to cut their reading teeth on. This silliness is sublime." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.

Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In I Am Invited to a Party! Piggie is invited to her first party. She doesn't know what to wear, though, so she asks her best friend Elephant for help. Elephant's advice is odd to say the least, so Piggie will try on all sorts of zany outfits before finally arriving at the party for a hilarious surprise.

About the Author

Mo Willems is the creator of groundbreaking picture books, including Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Caldecott Honor winner 2004); Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Caldecott Honor winner 2003); Leonardo, the Terrible Monster; Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct, and the Elephant and Piggie Books, an early-reader series. Mo started his career as a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the creator of Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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zakefron, May 11, 2009 (view all comments by zakefron)
My 4th grade taecher read my class this and everyone was begging to hear it again.

this is such an hilarius book.

all ages will love it
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pdxmommy73, January 12, 2009 (view all comments by pdxmommy73)
We were first introduced to the Elephant & Piggie books when my 2nd grader was in kindergarten learning to read. These books are exactly what you want in an early reader. The words are simple, but not in the contrived way that many early readers sound (think "see spot run") and the plot is not. It's funny, engaging and the characters are totally silly and lovable. It was one of the first books she could read without help and she LOVED reading it out loud because there is lots of opportunity for being dramatic. We have several from this series and they are all good but I Am Invited to a Party has always been the favorite. We both laugh out loud reading this one and continue to enjoy them even though she can read much more complicated books now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423106876
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Celebrations - Parties
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Elephant & Piggie Books
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 6.5 in 10.4 oz
Age Level:
04-06

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"Review" by , "[P]erfectly pitched to their audience, who are too often given the dreariest of stuff to cut their reading teeth on. This silliness is sublime."
"Synopsis" by ,
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.

Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In I Am Invited to a Party! Piggie is invited to her first party. She doesn't know what to wear, though, so she asks her best friend Elephant for help. Elephant's advice is odd to say the least, so Piggie will try on all sorts of zany outfits before finally arriving at the party for a hilarious surprise.

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