A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant And Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)

byMo WillemsIllustratorMo Willems

Paper over Board | May 21, 2013

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$8.26 online 
$10.99
Earn 41 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

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.

InA Big Guy Took My Ball!Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend?

About The Author

Mo Willems(www.pigeonpresents.com), a number oneNew York Timesbest-selling author and illustrator, has 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).Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!was also an inaugural in...
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie!
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie!

by Mo Willems

$15.00$17.99

In stock online

Available in stores

The Thank You Book (an Elephant And Piggie Book)
The Thank You Book (an Elephant And Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

$10.02$10.99

In stock online

Available in stores

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!

by Mo Willems

$16.41$17.99

In stock online

Available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:64 pages, 9.38 × 6.88 × 0.5 inPublished:May 21, 2013Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423174917

ISBN - 13:9781423174912

Nearby Stores

We found 0 nearby stores

Customer Reviews of A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant And Piggie Book)

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

It's possible that Willems' flagship Elephant & Piggie series might go on forever, and it's also possible that everyone would be okay with that. In this pleasing go-round, Piggie is aflutter after a traumatic incident. After Piggie found a "big ball," a "big guy came" (cue teary-eyed stammering) "and-and-and-HE TOOK MY BALL!" This doesn't sit right with Gerald, who is soon shaking his gray fist in indignance. He stomps off to confront the thief, only to find that, well, "He is very BIG." (Picture the word BIG taking up half the page.) It is a blue whale that towers over our dynamic duo-pretty terrifying stuff until the whale gives readers a lesson on size: it's all relative. If we're quibbling, there's some standing in place going on here as Gerald hems and haws over not getting back the big ball (or "little ball" as its known to the whale). But, as always, Willems' staging of his characters and text across the white background is a master class in economy. Further classes forthcoming? Count on it. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Is it time yet to add a second Elephant & Piggie shelf in your library? - Daniel Kraus-Booklist