Are You Ready To Play Outside? (an Elephant And Piggie Book) by Mo WillemsAre You Ready To Play Outside? (an Elephant And Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

Are You Ready To Play Outside? (an Elephant And Piggie Book)

byMo WillemsIllustratorMo Willems

Paper over Board | October 28, 2008

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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 Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Piggie can't wait to go play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun?
Mo Willems is the author and illustrator of such groundbreaking books as Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Caldecott Honor winner 2004) and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Caldecott Honor winner 2003), leading the New York Times to declare him "the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00s." Mo considers this series some ...
Title:Are You Ready To Play Outside? (an Elephant And Piggie Book)Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:64 pages, 9.38 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:October 28, 2008Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423113470

ISBN - 13:9781423113478

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mo Willems hits it out of the ballpark again! Another hilarious tale from Mo Willems! A highly relateable story for kids about dealing with disappointment when it rains on your parade, with a happy ending brought about by the unlikely friendship of a worry wart elephant and a free-spirited pig. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our Favorite My daughter's love of reading started once she discovered Pig and Elephant Mo Willems books. She cannot get enough of them. We've read these over and over the last few years and she never tires of them. They have great humor and always teach a nice lesson.
Date published: 2017-05-02

Editorial Reviews

The more Elephant and Piggie books I read, the more my heart belongs to the long-suffering Gerald. In this latest installment, Piggie's mood changes from ecstatic to miserable when one drop of rain threatens his outside plans. While Piggie rants about the sudden storm, Gerald, his elephant friend, watches patiently and helps steady the mood with his broad ear acting as a handy umbrella. Midway through this drama, two new critters join the familiar friends-worms. (Who doesn't love a happy worm, splishing and splashing in the rain?) The jolly worms remind pessimistic Piggie that rain doesn't mean the end of play. Our heroes soon emulate their invertebrate buddies, running, jumping, and skipping in the rain. Willems, who can make even the lowliest worm show deep emotion, is at his joyful best when Gerald and Piggie do a celebratory dance in the rain. Young readers will enjoy acting out this newest drama, easily following the color-coded speech bubbles, laughing along with the silly situations, and learning to look on the bright side while barely noticing the magic they are making: reading for the very first time.-Horn Book