Dimensions: 64 pages, 9.5 × 7 × 0.5 in
Published: September 14, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423133080
ISBN - 13: 9781423133087
About the Book
When Piggie discovers that she and Gerald are in a book and she can make the reader say a funny word out loud, Gerald is tickled pink. But then Gerald realizes that the book is going to end soon--ack! What will happen then? Full color.
From the Publisher
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
InWe 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!
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 includeBig Frog Can''t Fit In: A Pop-Out BookandCity Dog, Country Frogillustrated 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.
After several rousing adventures, it''s probably about time that Elephant (aka Gerald) and Piggie start questioning the facts of their existence-namely, that they are characters in a book, and that books end. Not to worry-they don''t get all the way to the crisis-y part of such a postmodern existential dilemma; instead, being Elephant and Piggie, they explore the mystery and wonder of having an audience. Though Gerald is freaked when he realizes someone is looking at them, Piggie fearlessly approaches the book''s horizon to see who it is; she discovers not only that it''s a reader but also that she and Gerald can make the reader say whatever they want just by putting the text in a speech bubble. Piggie''s making a reader say "banana" is all that''s needed to send the friends into paroxysms of gasping laughter, until Piggie points out that Gerald may want a turn before the book ends. Gerald once again panics, and Piggie once again gathers information and formulates an idea that will save them. As always, Willems'' finger is firmly on the pulse of today''s kids and their culture, as he plays with the joyful, performative aspects of seeking and sustaining attention, with Gerald particularly antic in his exuberant reactions to each new development. It''s a good thing that Willems chooses to place his characters on flat white backgrounds and limit the color palette to their signal pink and grey, linking them to more muted shades of those colors in their speech bubbles, since the p