I Am Going! (Elephant & Piggie)

by Mo Willems (Author) Mo Willems (Illustrator)

I Am Going! (Elephant & Piggie)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In I Am Going!, Piggie ruins a perfectly good day by telling Gerald she is going. If Piggie goes, who will Gerald skip with, play Ping-Pong with, and wear silly hats with?

Willems's Geisel Award?winning duo continues to delight readers with their silly shenanigans. Packed full of humor and heart, the Elephant & Piggie Books are vetted by an early-learning specialist and early learners themselves, so they'll be right on target for new readers.
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The two-time (so far) Geisel Medalist continues to set the bar high for beginning-reader achievement in this latest installment of the Elephant & Piggie series. Cover art depicts Piggie poised to walk away and anxious elephant Gerald's horrified reaction to her imminent departure. Although the title page repeats this cause-and-effect relationship, the book proper opens with the contented pair reveling in each other's company. "This is a good day," Gerald announces, and it is-until a few pages later when Piggie says, "Well, I am going," and her elephant pal pitches a fit of separation-anxiety induced pleading and temper worthy of a certain pigeon (who, since he shows up in every Willems book, appropriately makes an appearance during this tantrum scene). Piggie holds her ground, eventually explaining that she's only going to lunch. Relieved Gerald, along with a contingent of ants, joins her for a picnic, replete with colors that satisfyingly deviate from the series' limited palette. To paraphrase Gerald: This is a good book. Kirkus"
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781423119906
Lexile Measure
-
Guided Reading Level
-
Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date
January 26, 2010
Series
Elephant & Piggie
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002200 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pigs
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV002080 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Elephants
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
Pigs
Swine
Friendship
Elephants
Friendship in children
Best friends
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens
Recommended 2011 - 2011

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