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I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Hardcover – July 31, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: An Elephant and Piggie Book
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition (July 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423106873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423106876
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "In the world of children's books, the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the '00s is the writer-illustrator Mo Willems." (The New York Times Book Review) * "This picture book demands audience participation... Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" (The Bookseller on Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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 Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. He also wrote Today I will Fly! and My Friend Is Sad, the first books in this series.
In his previous life, Mo was a six-time Emmy Award winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the creator of Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.


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A three-time Caldecott Honor winner for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, Mo Willems has also won two Geisel Medals for There is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside? And his books are perennial New York Times bestsellers. Before he turned to children's books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmy Awards. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.

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Books are very fun for the children to read and we grownups laugh a lot, too.
Ruth Carnley
Like the pigeon, these books have very simple but cute and endearing drawings as well as funny and interesting stories.
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My son was encouraged to read by the repetition of words and short text per page.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C. Brainerd on January 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Elephant and Piggie)

This book is so hot in my K/1 class that I ordered 4 more. Several of my students take copies of this and the other Elephant and Piggie books home to read and reread every night. Parents have written notes in the home reading logs that their kids read in animated voices and thoroughly enjoy every minute of the book together. I've already preordered the next two Elephant and Piggie books for my classroom. Mo Willems may be the next Dr. Seuss in emergent reader excitement.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Austin mama on July 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My daughter just received this book as a birthday present. I read it to her once before nap today. When she woke up we read it again. Before bed she wanted to read it again. On the third reading she starting cracking up laughing every time I read the "Wait!" line. She insisted I read it three more times laughing harder and harder each time. After we turned off the light, she begged for me to read it just one more time in the dark. She has never asked for that before. After that time, she asked if we could read it as soon as she wakes up in the morning. Of course I said YES! She had a similar response to "Dont let the Pigeon Drive the Bus," but not that intense. We cant wait to get more Piggie books!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pebbles-the-cat on November 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
We *LOVE* Elephant & Piggie books in our family! So simple but convey so much emotion that kids of all ages can identify with. If you love to laugh, these books are for you. We've read every one of them, and not one is a disappointment! You just really can't go wrong with any one of these totally cute, funny books. The bonus? These books turned around a situation that was developing into a big negative and struggle.

In kindergarten, my son picked up reading with ease. By the end he was freakishly excellent at reading and testing four grades ahead of his own. Enter next in line, sister. In kindergarten, she is a regular kid and reading comes to her at the usual speed. This would be fine if she hadn't already been reading with brother super-reader, setting her expectations unreasonably high for herself. My kids and I have been reading before bed every night since they were born, and since becoming old enough, the three of us together, every night. My daughter was keenly aware of her brother's reading development as he had taken over the duties from me. As my daughter began to read, the requirement from school was for her to read at home. Her experience was quickly becoming a very negative one as she would struggle with every word, and her brother would become impatient and want to help, further frustrating her... and on it went every night. She was exhausted and frustrated by the end of 10min. I feared she would end up like me - never reading a book unless assigned in school, until her brother was born, because I read so slow and couldn't keep up with my own attn. span. I also recognized that the books for her reading level contained many words that were above her abilities, not real words (further confusing things) and frankly, above the reading level of the target audience.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am Invited to a Party is about Elephant and Piggie. They are so excited and they try to find the perfect outfits to wear to the party. They get a dress, a bathing suit, and goggles. Piggie gets a cowboy hat! It is super funny because they all get crazy things from their closet and they get things and get things and get things. THen they finally see balloons. I like this book because I love Elephant and Piggie books. I like the illustrations!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bookphile TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My family was first introduced to the talented Mo Willems when we happened to pick up a copy of Knuffle Bunny at the library. We were hooked from that moment on and have been huge fans of the pigeon books ever since. My daughter usually tends toward Sponge Bob or Scooby Doo books, which I absolutely hate, and finding Willems has been a wonderful reprieve for me and my husband. Naturally, I was thrilled when I was able to coax my daughter toward Elephant and Piggie by enticing her with the revelation that they were by the same person who'd written the pigeon books, which she adores.

The Elephant and Piggie series, in general, is more simplistic than the Pigeon books. This is a good thing because they are appropriate for very early readers and I know my daughter will be able to pick these up and read them on her own long before she'll be able to tackle the pigeon. However, this by no means is meant to imply that they are inferior. Like the pigeon, these books have very simple but cute and endearing drawings as well as funny and interesting stories.

I Am Invited to a Party is a book with which my daughter can easily relate. Piggie is elated when she receives her invitation and celebrates in the style of most pre-schoolers. However, Gerald feels that he needs to educate her in party etiquette and this is where the story really takes off. Gerald poses several party-style scenarios to Piggie and helps her to dress appropriately for each one. My daughter has a lot of fun looking at Piggie's formal party outfit, her beach party outfit, etc. Though the drawings are basically simple, there are also fun details such as the dangling earrings that Piggie is wearing with her evening gown. We have a lot of fun pointing out these details and giggling over them.
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