Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems
Illustrator Mo Willems

Disney-Hyperion | June 8, 2010 | Hardcover

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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.



InCan I Play Too?Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don''t you need arms to catch?



Mo Willems'' Geisel Award-winning duo never fails to tickle readers of all ages. Like previous Elephant & Piggie Books, this adventure has been vetted by an early learning specialist and emerging learners themselves. It turns reading into play!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.38 × 7 × 0.5 in

Published: June 8, 2010

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423119916

ISBN - 13: 9781423119913

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems
Illustrator Mo Willems

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.38 × 7 × 0.5 in

Published: June 8, 2010

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423119916

ISBN - 13: 9781423119913

About the Book


Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In" Can I Play Too?" Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don't you need arms to catch?
Mo Willems' Geisel Award-winning duo never fails to tickle readers of all ages. Like previous Elephant & Piggie Books, this adventure has been vetted by an early learning specialist and emerging learners themselves. It turns reading into play!

From the Publisher


Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.



InCan I Play Too?Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don''t you need arms to catch?



Mo Willems'' Geisel Award-winning duo never fails to tickle readers of all ages. Like previous Elephant & Piggie Books, this adventure has been vetted by an early learning specialist and emerging learners themselves. It turns reading into play!

About the Author


Number oneNew York Timesbest-selling author and illustratorMo Willemshas been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (forDon''t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!,Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, andKnuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Other favorites includeNaked Mole Rat Gets DressedandBig Frog Can''t Fit In.


Mo began his career onSesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards.

#1New York TimesBestselling author and illustratorMo Willemshas 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.

Editorial Reviews

The latest Elephant and Piggie book displays all the snappy pacing and wry humor readers have come to expect of the Geisel Medal winning series, with a valuable lesson in friendship and flexibility tucked inside. Gerald and Piggie decide to play catch, but when Snake slithers up asking to play too, they are a bit dubious. "You do not want to play with me?" Snake asks sadly. "No!" exclaims Gerald. "We do want to play with you. / But..." "We are playing catch," Piggie explains. "With our arms," Gerald elaborates. "So?" says Snake. This awkward moment resolves with the three friends trying to play catch, with predictable results ("BONK!"). More balls ("BONK! BONK! BONK! BONK!...") isn''t the answer, but then Piggie has an idea (illustrated by a compact fluorescent light bulb) that provides the ideal solution. Page turns and placement of speech bubbles are customarily flawless, yielding multiple guffaws, but this story also provides much-needed guidance to kids who are navigating the etiquette minefield of friendship among peers of differing abilities. Brilliantly subtle and spot-on.-Kirkus

Appropriate for ages: 3