I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo WillemsI Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

byMo WillemsIllustratorMo Willems

Hardcover | June 3, 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.
InI Will Surprise My Friend!, Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other-but the biggest surprise is the one they least expect.
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 Dinosaur Who ...
Title:I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)Format:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 9.38 × 6.88 × 0.5 inPublished:June 3, 2008Publisher:Hyperion Books for ChildrenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423109627

ISBN - 13:9781423109624

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Adore Gerald & Piggy! 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 Humourous This has a sense of humour that my toddler and I enjoy.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute funny story and great teaching
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A delightful addition to our Gerald and Piggie collection! This book is so much fun to read! Gerald and Piggies have priceless expressions as they sneak about trying to surprise one another. Their delightful expressions, coupled with contextual typeset give clues on how to read this book with hilarious delivery, making it a much-loved choice, even for early readers #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Haves 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

Editorial Reviews

Squirrel plays a big role in Elephant and Piggie's next adventure, I Will Surprise My Friend. He surprises his friend by hiding behind a tiny rock and yelling, "Boo!" The squirrels have such fun that Elephant and Piggie decide to try it too, but alas, surprising each other, when both know a surprise is coming, isn't that easy. As always in this series, the combination of simple text and mischievous art will satisfy beginning readers and leave them eager to polish their skills and move toward more challenging books.-Booklist