We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book): An Elephant & Piggie Book

Paper over Board | September 14, 2010

byMo WillemsIllustratorMo Willems

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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
InWe Are in a Book!Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending story that is even more interactive than previous Elephant & Piggie adventures. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo won't be able to put this book down--literally!

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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.InWe Are in a Book!Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mi...

Number oneNew York Timesbest-selling author and illustratorMo Willemshas 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). Other favorites includeBig Frog Can't Fit In: A Pop-Out BookandCity Dog, Country Frogill...

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Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:64 pages, 9.5 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423133080

ISBN - 13:9781423133087

Appropriate for ages: 3

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In their latest pairing, Elephant and Piggie are finally ready to get meta. Realizing that their trademark blank background is, in fact, a page, the duo has a blast convincing the reader to say funny things out loud-until Piggie mentions that the book will soon end. Cue Elephant's existential crisis: "WHEN WILL THE BOOK END!?!" From there on, it's a cute-but never too heady-play on the physical object that the reader is holding, including a bit where Piggie appears to flip the pages forward to get a sense of how much time they have left. Willems' satisfying (if self-serving) solution? Read it again!-Booklist