Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[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
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.