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We Are in a Book! (Elephant and Piggie Books)

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ISBN13: 9781423133087
ISBN10: 1423133080
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When Piggie discovers that she and Gerald are in a book and she can make the reader say a funny word out loud, Gerald is tickled pink. But then Gerald realizes that the book is going to end soon — ack! What will happen then? Gerald just wants to be read!! As always, level-headed Piggie has an idea: she will ask the reader to start the book again.

Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers, Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending Elephant & Piggie story that is more interactive than ever.

Review:

"As always, Willems displays his customary control of both body language and pacing even as he challenges his readers to engage with his characters and the physicality of their book." Kirkus Reviews

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"Willems' finger is firmly on the pulse of today's kids and their culture...with Gerald particularly antic in his exuberant reactions to each new development." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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"Grown-ups will marvel at Willems's extraordinary ability to animate his personality-packed gray and pink characters with the widest range of emotions, all drawn with the simplest of line." School Library Journal

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 We Are in a Book! Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?!

Synopsis:

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In We Are in a Book! Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending story that is even more interactive than previous Elephant & Piggie adventures. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo won't be able to put this book down--literally!

About the Author

Josand#233;e Bisaillon grew up in St-Hyacinthe, Quand#233;bec, Canada. Rather than follow in her father's footsteps as a veterinary surgeon, she chose to cut animals from paper: they were colorful, low maintenance and always in fine health.Bisaillon has won many Applied Arts Illustration and LUX Illustration Awards in Quand#233;bec, and was a finalist for the 2008 Governor General's Literary Awards in Canada.

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whitdz, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by whitdz)
This is a must-have for early/emergent readers!!! There are very few words on a page, there are repetitive sight words, and they know who's talking in the word bubbles!!! This is a very creative "story" and very entertaining, particularly for children!! It's much more fun than flashcards, and probably equally if not more effective at teaching essential reading skills!! I can't recommend it highly enough!!
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mjantzi, December 22, 2011 (view all comments by mjantzi)
I have been touched by the positive impact of this book on the many learners at our elementary school in Virginia. "We are in a Book" was just voted as our school community's favorite picture book of the year.

We have created paper bag puppets of elephant and piggie. The students love working on their fluency oral reading skills with this amazing beginning reader book.

This is a title that begs and almost pleads with the reader to go through the pages over and over again.

Two thumbs up from this library teacher----
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423133087
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Willems
Author:
Mo
Author:
Bisaillon, Josee
Author:
Freedman, Deborah
Author:
Salas, Laura Purdie
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Elephant & Piggie Books
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 5 in 10.4 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 64 pages Hyperion - English 9781423133087 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As always, Willems displays his customary control of both body language and pacing even as he challenges his readers to engage with his characters and the physicality of their book."
"Review" by , "Willems' finger is firmly on the pulse of today's kids and their culture...with Gerald particularly antic in his exuberant reactions to each new development."
"Review" by , "Grown-ups will marvel at Willems's extraordinary ability to animate his personality-packed gray and pink characters with the widest range of emotions, all drawn with the simplest of line."
"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 We Are in a Book! Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?!

"Synopsis" by , Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In We Are in a Book! Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending story that is even more interactive than previous Elephant & Piggie adventures. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo won't be able to put this book down--literally!

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