I Will Surprise My Friend! (Elephant And Piggie Book)

Summary:

When Gerald (an elephant) and Piggie (a pig) watch squirrel surprise his friend, they get an idea. They are going to surprise each other. They pick their spot, then they lie in wait. But Piggie isn't coming ... and neither is Gerald. What happened to the surprise?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids anxious to read by themselves will enjoy reading this gem of a story about two friends.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

"This book is awesome, Mom." Our child didn't wait for us to ask if she wanted us to read this book. She jumped at the chance to read this book to us!

Parent Reaction

This is a great story wrapped in an easy reader book jacket. There is plenty of white space, lots of vocabulary repetition, two friends, and some classic humor. A simple color scheme and no background scenery, combined with simply illustrated characters, make it easy for new readers to jump in and enthusiastically tell the story.

Type of Book:
This is an emerging-reader story to engage new readers.
Educational Themes:

Although this is largely meant to be a story to help emerging readers feel confident, you can talk about friendship, too.

Reading Level:
0.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read by 7-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book that toddlers and preschoolers will love to hear, and new readers will love to read for Mom and Dad.

Title I Will Surprise My Friend!
About

An Elephant And Piggie Book

Author Mo Willems
Publisher Disney-Hyperion, Disney Book Group © 2008
Illustrators Mo Willems
ISBN 9781423109624
Material Hard Cover
Cost $8.99
Genres Animal Character, Friendship, Humor, Easy Reader Series
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