There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book): An Elephant And Piggie Book by Mo WillemsThere Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book): An Elephant And Piggie Book by Mo Willems

There Is a Bird On Your Head! (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 There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-two birds on your head! Can Piggie help her best friend?


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...
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Title:There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book): An Elephant And Piggie BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 9.3 × 6.8 × 0.45 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Hyperion Books for ChildrenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423106865

ISBN - 13:9781423106869

Appropriate for ages: 3

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from good Amazing book, would totally recommend to any lovers of literature and good prose
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure joy! Each book by this author in the series has an unexpected to solution at the end - parents and kids will be delighted! A hilarious read that brings out a child in everyone!
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Little ones will definitely ask over and over for Elephant and Piggie books!! Makes learning to read a joy! Hilarious themes and simple bubble-style dialogue. "There's a Bird on your Head" seems to be a favorite... and funnier each time it is read! :)
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book Another great book by Mo Willems. He really does understand what makes children laugh!
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make reading fun! My daughter learn about Mo's book at school. She still loves to read, again, and again and again. We all had a fun time reading together!
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for early readers! My 6 year old son received this book as a gift from his grandma, and boy does he love it! He has a bit of trouble reading so we've been trying to encourage him to practice and this book was perfect for him. There are a couple words that can be a little tricky but with a bit of help he learned to read this book no problem and has probably read it about 15 times in the past few days. The book is funny, the characters are great, it's easy to read and now he's asked if he can get all the other Elephant and Piggie books.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun story great for early readers We have a stack of Elephant and Piggie books because they are so good for early readers. The books use short phrases and repeated vocabulary, perfect for developing reading skills. BUUUT they have the additional benefit of really funny storylines and lovable characters that you don't find in every early reader book. This one is one of our favourites with a hilarious progression of events. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute!!! Another fun and funny read full of morals!!!
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids love it! A favourite in my class. It is fun to read with a partner!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Another Elephant and Piggie gem. This books are wonderful and funny.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very funny! My 5 year old roars laughing every time myself or my husband read this book to her...especially if you use different voices for elephant and piggy. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and funny story! This is a funny story to read with children. This book is a great segway to get children interested in books and reading
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this book! This is a favourite of my students. I had to buy two copies because there was always such a demand for it!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A too funny bird story The elephant and piggy books are a great series for early readers. Motivating to read, funny and with an easy but still meaning full short story. I doesn't really matter which book, your kids will have fun with it and you probably as well.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soooooooooo funny The elephant and piggy books are a great series for early readers. Motivating to read, funny and with an easy but still meaning full short story. I doesn't really matter which book, your kids will have fun with it and you probably as well.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Funniest Easy Readers! With simple words, even a beginner reader will love these books, and be enticed to read more! This book will have your kids cracking up as they read and enjoy illustrations of birds setting up nests on the heads of their favourite friends, Gerald and Piggie! Five stars! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic My son loved this book up until he was 9 - we still read it and laugh out loud. Great for kids as young as 3
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book ... if you want them to leave, just ask them... Mo Willems is always simple and right. I love his books and their big messages presented with simple vocabulary.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for beginner readers & reading together My daughter (5) and my son (3) both love this book and I do too. It is short (so great at bedtime!), there is lots of repetition so the children easily pick it up and join in and it also makes it great for beginner readers to read themselves without being obviously designed as a "learn to read" book. It's humorous and endearing.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Shared Reading I saw Mo Willems speak at a conference and he indicated that his books are meant to be read out loud, and this is certainly one of my favourite shared reading books. Even my son who can't read quickly picked up on the pattern and volume changes. He eagerly takes on one of the character roles. We both have great fun reading this book together!
Date published: 2008-02-19

Editorial Reviews

Beginning readers familiar with Willems's books will recognize his distinctive humor and illustrative style in these stories. When Piggie receives her first invitation to a party, she asks Gerald to join her and relies on his advice because he "knows" parties in order to prepare for the big event. The elephant, however, has a tendency to overanalyze, so he prepares them both for any contingency a fancy/pool/costume party. Piggie's expressive features show her questions about their attire, but the friends set off bedecked in flippers, masks, top hat, pearl earrings, cowboy hat, and evening dress. Imagine her surprise when they find all the other guests as lavishly overdressed as they are. In the second title, Gerald learns that there are worse things than a bird on your head, namely, two love birds, a nest, and three hatchlings. With the help of Piggie, he is finally able to ask them to move, but, as the final page reveals, they have become her problem. Both books use speech bubbles gray ones for Gerald, pink for Piggie to tell the entire story. This feature is a nice touch that facilitates paired/choral readings. The conversation between the friends flows smoothly and allows beginning readers to practice expression as they read. These appealing titles will tickle the funny bones of children and are sure to become favorites.-SLJ