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

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423106876
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Series: Elephant and Piggie Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 50,163
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Mo Willems

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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  • Posted July 25, 2013

    Hardcover, 64 pages Published September 1st 2007 by Disney-Hyper

    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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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    Nice!!!!!

    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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  • Posted May 31, 2009

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    HIGHLY Recommend!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2007

    Great for little kids

    This book is all about helping your friend, or at least trying to. It uses cute animals as characters.

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