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I Will Surprise My Friend!-An Elephant and Piggie Book Spiral-Bound | June 3, 2008

Mo Willems

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Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other—but the biggest surprise is the one they least expect.

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 Will Surprise My Friend!, Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other—but the biggest surprise is the one they least expect.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 64 pages
ISBN-10: 1423109627
Item Weight: 0.7 lbs
Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings
Emergent readers (and their grown-ups) will celebrate the publication of the fifth and sixth volumes of the Elephant & Piggie series, stories of friendship and good intentions told entirely through easy-to-read speech bubbles. The newest episodes are fresh, fun and filled with the everyday dramas of friendship. In I Will Surprise My Friend! Gerald the Elephant and Piggie try to sneak up on each other, using a large rock as concealment. Willems's animation background has never been more evident as when Gerald and Piggie wait, look and think. Like many a classic I Love Lucy episode, this climaxes with a hilarious "AAAAAGGHH!!!" Similar misunderstandings plague these friends in the also-stellar I Love My New Toy (ISBN: 978-1-4231-0961-7), in which Piggie receives a wonderful new plaything. The simplest strokes of the pencil against the now-trademark muted palette effortlessly convey the entire spectrum of childhood emotions. These two offerings will ensure that Elephant and Piggie's legions of fans will continue to double over with laughter even as they engage in the hard work of learning to read.—Kirkus
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!,My Friend Is Sad, There Is a Bird on Your Head, and I Am Invited to a Party!, the first books in this series.

In his previous life, Mo was a six-time Emmy Award–winning writer and animator for Sesame Streetand the creator of Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


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