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I Am Invited to a Party! (Elephant and Piggie Series)
     

I Am Invited to a Party! (Elephant and Piggie Series)

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by Mo Willems
 

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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. But what will she wear? Gerald, the party expert, knows just how to help...or does he?

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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. But what will she wear? Gerald, the party expert, knows just how to help...or does he?

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Elephant and Piggie return in two more adventures that will deliver guffaws to even the most beginning reader. As in Today I Will Fly and My Friend Is Sad (March 2007), the text appears exclusively in speech balloons, the dialogue perfectly complemented and enhanced by clear cartoon illustrations that show a master of body language and pacing at the top of his game. In I Am Invited to a Party! Piggie, a novice at parties, asks Gerald the Elephant for advice: "I know parties," he says sagely. The two celebrate the invitation and prepare in ever more absurd fashion-it may be a "fancy pool costume party," after all, and "WE MUST BE READY!" The end defies all prediction in a goodhearted, highly satisfying twist that will have readers giggling with delight. In There Is a Bird on Your Head!, Piggie provides narration to an evermorefrantic Gerald as two birds alight, nest and hatch their brood on his head. Both are perfectly pitched to their audience, who are too often given the dreariest of stuff to cut their reading teeth on. This silliness is sublime. (Early reader. 48)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406338430
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Series:
Elephant and Piggie Series
Sales rank:
192,682
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mo Willems is the author 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); Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Time to Say "Please"!; Leonardo, the Terrible Monster; Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. He also wrote Today I will Fly! and My Friend Is Sad, the first books in this series.

In his previous life, Mo was 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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I Am Invited to a Party! (Elephant and Piggie Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
thereader18 More than 1 year ago
Hardcover, 64 pages Published September 1st 2007 by Disney-Hyperion original title Elephant & Piggie: I Am Invited to a Party! ISBN 1423106873 (ISBN13: 9781423106876) edition language English series Elephant and Piggie #4 characters Gerald the Elephant, Piggie the Pig This is the fourth installment in the Elephant and Piggie series. Mo Willems who is known for his Pigeon books and Knufflebunny seems to have a magic. The type of magic that make him perfect to write for young children. In this volume, Piggie has been invited to a party. Gerald goes through all the different possible types of party it could be. It could be a pool party, costume party, fancy party. With humor and appealing illustrations this is an excellent book for children 2 and up.
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playa More than 1 year ago
I even like this one! Mom of two. Cool, fun and easy for my 6 year old to read! They really love this one PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!
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booklovingmom More than 1 year ago
Another GREAT Mo Willems Piggie & Elephant book!!! My 2nd grader made this his book "report" with props and the class was riveted on what would happen next. A funny, engaging book!! Great for beginner readers!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is all about helping your friend, or at least trying to. It uses cute animals as characters.