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

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

by Mo Willems

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Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423133087
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Series: Elephant and Piggie Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,352
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: BR (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

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 & 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.

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We Are in a Book! (Elephant and Piggie Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
mlschmidt More than 1 year ago
Elephant and Piggie are hilarious once again! This is the perfect book to get kids interested in reading! Each page is full of laughs and kids will want to read it again and again. Mo Willems sure knows how to create a hit book. I recommend it for kids and adults!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute idea for a book. Granddaughter (3 1/2) thought it was a good book too!
Read-to-MeLP More than 1 year ago
This is our favorite Gerald and Piggie book. My students know this book word for word. They finish the words before I can turn the pages. We have many books in the series but, this book is the hit of the bunch. My struggling readers can read this book and love the story of these two funny animals. We read it over and over. We love our Piggie and Gerald.
Mia-7 More than 1 year ago
We are in a Book by Mo Willems One day I wanted to find something to read. I wanted to find a new book so I did. It was an awesome book that I just found out about. This is a great book. There is a pig named Piggie and an elephant named Gerald. It is about those characters. Mostly like in other Piggie and Gerald book they have different characters. And they are great friends. There are word bubbles for talking also. One reason is funny! One hilarious part is like when Piggie says "BANANA!" Isn't that hilarious and Gerald thinks it is hilarious, funny, any kind of funny or hilarious word. Also to let you know Gerald laughs in the book like he never can stop. He actually can never ever stop in his whole life. Would you ever do such a thing? And my opinion is the hilarious parts is amazing. Another part is when close to the end it is like Gerald is out of his mind. Of if you call it he has no brain. Rit, rit, rit. Do you think he is smart or not smart in this (?) What I am talking about is when Gerald screams in Piggie's face and yells "when will the book end?" Don't you think he is out of his mind. And last but not least is Piggie always tells Gerald something. For Gerald does not know that they are in a book. So as a good friend Piggie tells him that they are in a book. And then Gerald knows they are in a book and so that means that Piggie is a good friend. Also Piggie knows everything. And me as a 2nd grader I give it 20 stars. The book is for everyone. But there is bragging and do not that. If you really love Mo Willems' books go to Barnes and Noble. If you like the other Mo Willems like I do you will love We are in a Book.
BooksRbestGifts More than 1 year ago
This book exceeds our expectations! It is hilarious and simply great! We own 2 sets of all Piggie & Elephant books - one for our now 10 yr old & the other for our 6 yr old. These make fantastic gifts for young readers. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this book in store and had to get it. Read the book to my 2 year old daughter that night and she laughed at how silly they were. This was my first read about elephant and piggie.
Anonymous 10 months ago
We love every Elephant and Piggie book that Mo Willems puts out. My kid loves it.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Elephant and Piggy realize they are in a book.
SJKessel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Metanarrative. Great for discussing page-numbers and encouraging re-readings.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay, so Elephant and Piggie has gone totally meta. (BTW - I'm spoiling the entire book here.)Now, this is the series that has taught countless children to read. The books are genuinely funny, which is hard when you're writing easy readers! And it's ALSO the series I've used to teach my own beloved nieces the meaning of the fourth wall. Piggie manages to break it at least once per book, usually when Gerald flips out over something or other, but usually she does it in the normal way - she looks at us and rolls her eyes, or she speaks in an aside "He had better know parties...." or something like that.This goes beyond that. The book starts with a wink and a whispered "Thank you!" right at the reader. Why a thank you? Well, let's wait and see....All of a sudden, Gerald realizes - he's being watched! Aaaaaand... we're off! Piggie goes right up and stares at the reader. She leans directly ON the fourth wall. She hangs from her speech balloon! She makes the reader say a word. OMG HOW FUNNY SHE MADE US SAY BANANA! IT IS THE FUNNIEST THING EVER!!!!!And then... it's over. Oh no. The book is going to END. It's time for our regularly scheduled freak-out by special elephant, GERALD! He has so much more to give! So much more to say! So many more bananas! And the pages just keep flying by while he panics!Luckily Piggie comes up with the solution - we can read it again! So they ask, and we obviously comply, and THIS, my dear nieces, is why Piggie says thank you at the start of the book. (Now my head hurts a little.)It's actually really funny... and yet, I kinda don't like that it's a Piggie and Elephant book. I think I would've preferred it as a different book with different characters. I love the concept, and I love Piggie and Elephant with undying affection - but the combination irks me just a teensy bit. How can I read the other books that have already been written now that they know they're in a book? Still, it's a good addition to your bookcase. Well, of course it is. Piggie and Elephant books are ALWAYS a good addition to your bookcase!
ASKier on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just when we thought the novelty of Willem's Elephant & Piggie series had worn off, he offers us We Are in a Book!, a new spin on other versions of self-aware characters such as Grover in The Monster at the End of This Book. As with other Elephant and Piggie books, illustrations are sparse and focused on conveying the melodramatic expressions of friends Gerald and Piggie. Exclamation marks, question marks, italics, ellipsis, and font size provide early readers with plenty of practice to read with expression. And, although books in the series are long by easy reader standards, they do not intimidate burgeoning readers, especially when dialogues are shared with another reader. For this purpose, word bubble color-shading visually differentiates each character's part. New to We Are in a Book! are numbers within the text. Now young readers can practice reading words and double-digit numbers. Brilliant! Recommended for ages 3-7. Readers who enjoy this one are encouraged to check out Jill Lewis' Don't Read This Book! and Ian Lendler's An Undone Fairytale.
laurakurtz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another classic Mo Willems read- fun, funny, and interesting. THis one features the well-known Elephant and Piggie, who are just hanging out one day when they realize someone is watching. I love this dialougue: ¿A monster?....No. It is...a reader! A reader is reading us!¿ Once they realize this, they have fun making the reader say words like banana and cracking up. When they realize they are running out of pages, they ask us if we will read it again.
allaboutliteracy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love this book and it's interaction with the reader. Can't wait to read it aloud. Once again, Mo Willems doesn't disappoint with the friendship between Elephant and Piggie.
hokonow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mo Willems' story, which is part of the Elephant and Piggie series, is about Gerald and Piggie as they realize that they are inside a book! These two characters enjoy being read, and help young children understood that books can be read and appreciated over and over again. This book is perfect for young children who are just learning how to read, especially since it emphasizes to children the timelessness of reading.
alphaselene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
4Q, 4P: Another successful book for beginning readers from Mo Willems.
tripleAgirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
100% adorable and totally original! Dangerous for parents though: encourages the kid to ask you to read it again and again and again and again . . .
Rozax on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book for small children! It teaches a subtle hint about politeness and a huge lesson in humor. I can't wait to read it with my nieces and nephews!
cassinolan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Elephant and Piggie book. The two are just hanging out and then realize that they are in a book. When they begin to run out of pages, they ask the reader to start again.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Elephant and Piggie are very enthusiastic that they are in a book. Elephant loves the fact that Piggie can get the reader to say "bananas" over and over. But they are fearful of the book ending so they ask the reader to read it again.I think this is more useful in a classroom as entertainment rather than learning to read. The words can be complex for early readers but it's got a cute personality to itself.
Sassy_Seshat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My absolute favorite Piggie and Elephant book. I am a huge fan of their adventures, but the breaking the fourth wall in this one is the best.
darlingdumpling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
VOYA-Q5,P5, Really an outstanding transitional book. Great humor, great-page turner effect. Emphasis on new words, exciting for kids.
AmberDaugherty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a fun book! Beginning readers AND higher readers both enjoy this as a read aloud and enjoy reading to themselves/with a partner!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
As Gerald and Piggie become aware of us, they figure out how to get us to make them laugh. A different but delightful entry to the series.
18876111 More than 1 year ago
*Disclaimer*: I had to read this book for one of my college classes. This book is so cute, I loved Elephant and Piggie's excitement when they found out that someone was reading them. This book is engaging, and I love how Elephant and Piggie are animated. It's such a great book to read to young ones and get them excited about reading.
Chalfant More than 1 year ago
We loved this book! Piggy and Gerald are my Kindergarteners favorite characters. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to laugh! Mo Willems did a great job with this book!