Synopses & Reviews
Laura Purdie Salas, the acclaimed author ofSTAMPEDE!,is back with another collection of wild and weird, wacky and winsome poems about all the magic to be found on a single bookshelf. InBOOKSPEAK!each poem gives voice to a group who seldom get a voice...the books themselves. In "I've Got This Covered," a dust jacket makes a case for just how important it is--after all, everyone judges a book by its cover. And in "Lights Out at the Bookstore," we get a sneak peek at the raucous parties in the aisles, when all the lights go out. The cookbooks cater the affair, the music aisle is a regular dance hall--all theand#160;booksand#160;do what they do best. Illustrator Josee Bisaillon'sand#160;mixture of collage, drawings, and digital montage delivers page after page of richly colored spreads filled withand#160;magic. Together, Salas and Bisaillon deliver a uniqueand#160;collection brimming with ideas as much aboutand#160;spines and dust jackets as they are aboutand#160;adventure and imagination.
"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
"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
"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
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.
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?!
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 and Piggie adventures. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo won't be able to put this book down--literally!
About the Author
Number one New York Times
best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems
has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
). Other favorites include Big Frog Can't Fit In: A Pop-Out Book
and City Dog, Country Frog
illustrated by Jon J Muth. His acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. For more information, visit www.pigeonpresents.com.
#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!, KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE, and KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A TALE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Western Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.pigeonpresents.com.