An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Hardcover – Illustrated, May 2, 2017
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- Publisher : Hyperion Books for Children; Illustrated edition (May 2, 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1484799674
- ISBN-13 : 978-1484799673
- Reading age : 6 - 8 years
- Grade level : 1 - 3
- Item Weight : 2 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.8 x 1.35 x 9.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This five book collection is an amazing deal ($11 as of this review) and is one thick book. Hardback book with thick, heavy pages that will hold up under a lot of use. Equal in thickness to three hardback single story books and all the original content of each story (including the inside cover pages (where we find the not-so-hidden pigeon)
While this is a great value and great stories, the books overall thickness may be hard for small hands to manage.
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! is a compilation of five stories written by wonderful and hilarious children's author, Mo Willems. The stories are funny, include lovable characters, and teach valuable lessons in a gentle way that kids really enjoy. The stories included in this book are : Today I Will Fly!, Watch Me Throw the Ball, Can I Play Too?, Let's Go for a Drive!, and I Really Like Slop! This is a hardcover book with the paperback pages and it's the same as the individual stories, just five times as big! There are 309 total pages and each story is roughly 57 pages. There are a lot of pages but each page generally has one or two sentences.
My kids were so excited when this arrived in the mail! Elephant & Piggie are always popular in our house and my kids will stop what they are doing when I pull out these stories. I love the funny stories and drawings and I look forward to reading them to my kids. These are popular in classrooms because of the gentle lessons they teach and they hold active kids' attention! We are building our collection of these books and this book took care of several of them. It's a thicker book so it's harder to hold but I feel the value is worth it.
This book would make a wonderful gift for boys and girls in the preschool to elementary age range primarily but I'm sure other kids would enjoy them as well. I highly recommend stories by Mo Willems and this book is a wonderful addition to our collection!
I accidentally saw this book at B&N and was contemplating whether to buy it or not. I wasn't sure how my 4.5 y.o. twins will react to it. I finally decided to get it from Amazon. No regrets. Both my girls are part of special education pre-K program, but progressing really nicely. I was so pleasantly surprised when they just opened this book and started reading it, and did that with intonation, really going into characters!
I guess we will be starting a collection!
This specific book is a great value, at $12 for 5 stories. It's a large book but my girls had no issues holding/reading it. Very good quality of paper/pages/pictures.
If you haven't read Elephant and Piggie, you're in for a treat. Mo Willems is an amazing author and illustrator. My 6 year old loves these stories, and he WANTS to read them all the way through, unlike most other books. He usually reads Piggie and I read Gerald. The books are great for teaching how to read with emphasis (words in uppercase or italics) and emotion. The illustrations are a lot of fun and Mo Willems is a master of illustrating emotions on the characters. I have just as much fun reading the books as my son does, and that rubs off on him.
I bought all 3 of the "Biggie" books. So far we've read all of 1 and 2. IMO there are 1 or 2 that are better than the rest in each book, but all of them are entertaining. The Biggie books also have fun intros to each story, which we have a good time with. I could go on but you have better things to do, like buy and read this book.
Top reviews from other countries
We have a few Elephant and Piggie books already as gifted to us by some American friends. The ideas are simple, the characters are fun, the words are simple, the pictures are really visual.
I bought this for Y3 readers at school who are really struggling with reading and who have grown out of all the books schools can put their way and need to see that reading can be a) something they can do and b) fun.
My son was able to read them at 4 and hopefully will still be reading them at 94, provided he lives that long.