I Am Invited To A Party! (an Elephant And Piggie Book): An Elephant And Piggie Book by Mo WillemsI Am Invited To A Party! (an Elephant And Piggie Book): An Elephant And Piggie Book by Mo Willems

I Am Invited To A Party! (an Elephant And Piggie Book): An Elephant And Piggie Book

byMo WillemsIllustratorMo Willems

Hardcover | September 1, 2007

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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 I Am Invited to a Party! Piggie is invited to her first party. She doesn't know what to wear, though, so she asks her best friend Elephant for help. Elephant's advice is odd to say the least, so Piggie will try on all sorts of zany outfits before finally arriving at the party for a hilarious surprise.
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 Dinos...
Title:I Am Invited To A Party! (an Elephant And Piggie Book): An Elephant And Piggie BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 9.38 × 6.88 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Hyperion Books for ChildrenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423106873

ISBN - 13:9781423106876

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from More FUN with Gerald & Piggie! Do you know how to express your emotions with grace? Mo Willems will nurture your children in the right direction....Theses ADORABLE elephant and piggy books are one of the BEST series for early readers. Both Motivating and FUNNY....yet educational life meaningful stories! It doesn't matter which book, your kids will have fun with it and you probably as well!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!! This is a rrrrrrreally great one!!! All of Mo’S books are great,especially in the piggie/elephant n pigeon series, and this one is one of the best!!! Soooo cute and so true!!! LOVE the illustrations too!!! As usual!!!
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny I liked the message that this particular story brought. As always, the kid found it funny and helps them reading. The best way to make this reading fun is to get the parent to read one line, and have the next line read by the child. Easy to follow along. Funny stuff.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicker Humor All Pig and Elephant books are great. They really help develop an interest in reading for kids. They are easy to read and follow along with having a great teaching story and of course wicked humor. Great early reader books that kids will still love to read for years.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from just right for pre-readers and young readers Mo Willems writes such clever stories for young readers. In this story, Elephant and Piggie are involved in getting ready for a party to which Piggie was invited. She has never attended a party, so invites Elephant to go along. Elephant, the pro party-goer, advises her on how to dress for this party, but ... WAIT! ... what if?? They add to their attire until deciding they're ready. The ending is funny and surprising.
Date published: 2017-02-04

Editorial Reviews

It helps to have a best friend when you run into trouble, whether it's the what-to-wear-to-a-party kind or the wildlife-on-your-head variety. Like the first two entries in this beginning reader series (My Friend Is Sad and Today I Will Fly!, rev. 5/07), each of these books features a simple story told entirely through speech balloons and Willems's emotive pig and elephant characters. The animated illustrations will help new readers decode tone and meaning while the spare dialogue enhances the pictures' slapstick humor. High-spirited Piggie has never been to a party; when she receives her first invitation, neurotic Gerald takes charge of their attire. "I know parties," he claims, but Piggie and young readers may have doubts about that when Gerald insists they dress for "a fancy pool costume party." In the end, Gerald proves to be savvier than he and Piggie look. In the second book, two "love birds" make a nest on Gerald's head. Cause enough for panic, but when their three eggs hatch (in record gestation time), hysteria ensues. Luckily, Piggie has a good head on her shoulders. The minimalism of both the text and the uncluttered pictures focuses readers' attention and moves the stories forward. Party on, Elephant & Piggie!-Horn Book