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Are You Ready to Play Outside?-An Elephant and Piggie Book Spiral-Bound | October 28, 2008

Mo Willems

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Piggie can’t wait to go play in the sunshine.  But will a rainy day ruin all the fun? 

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.


In Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Piggie can’t wait to go play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun?
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 64 pages
ISBN-10: 1423113470
Item Weight: 0.7 lbs
Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 9.3 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings
In a refreshing reversal of their usual roles, the often-despondent Gerald proves to be a valuable friend to exuberant Piggie when her own naturally sunny disposition fails her. Fretful about the sudden rain that threatens to ruin an afternoon of running, skipping, and jumping, Piggie declares emphatically that she is "not a happy pig." Poor Gerald patiently weathers the rain and her brief tantrum and, as readers might expect, the pair soon make the most of the situation. Alive with movement and feeling, the illustrations tell the story, setting the tone and adding depth to the simple text. The words themselves are manageable for young readers, and these endearing and distinctly developed characters have great child appeal. With a cameo appearance by the Pigeon on the final endpaper, this is a winning addition to the author's canon.—SLJ
Mo Willems is the author and illustrator of such groundbreaking books as Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Caldecott Honor winner 2004) and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Caldecott Honor winner 2003), leading the New York Times to declare him “the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the ‘00s.” Mo considers this series some of his most fun work.

Mo’s deceptively simple art style was developed in his early career as a six-time Emmy Award–winning writer and animator for Sesame Streetand the creator of Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


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