List Price: $9.99
Save: $1.00 (10%)
FREE delivery: Nov 7 - 10 on your first order.
Fastest delivery: Wednesday, Nov 4 Details
In Stock.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com

Sold by
Amazon.com

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book may have light writing, highlighting, or a slightly bent cover but is otherwise in good condition.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$4.89
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: loribkez
Add to Cart
$7.91
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: ---SuperBookDeals
Add to Cart
$12.28
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: bargainbookstores-
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book, 19) Hardcover – Illustrated, May 21, 2013

4.9 out of 5 stars 526 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, Illustrated
$8.99
$4.89 $1.64

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids
Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers editorially hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months — at 40% off List Price. Learn more about Prime Book Box
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book, 19)
  • +
  • Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
  • +
  • Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Total price: $21.40
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions


From the Publisher

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1-Once again Willems observes truths about human behavior through the eyes of Gerald, an elephant, and Piggie. The premise this time is that Piggie's recently acquired ball has been snatched by some unknown creature, one so big that Piggie begs Gerald to intervene. But Gerald's perceived power and genuine desire to help his smaller friend cannot provide him with sufficient courage once he sees that he'll have to confront an enormous whale. Outward appearance is rarely a true indicator of inner feelings, though, and the same reality is reflected in the whale, who turns out to be a gentle giant who is remarkably polite. Size should never be a factor in determining friendship, and Willems's two pals are happy to have a new playmate. The story engages readers with delightfully familiar cartoon illustrations and invites them to follow it independently by reading the speech bubbles. This title is a wonderful addition to the series; it's particularly useful for discussions of inside and outside traits, as well as the tricky topic of threesomes.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CTα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

It’s possible that Willems’ flagship Elephant & Piggie series might go on forever, and it’s also possible that everyone would be okay with that. In this pleasing go-round, Piggie is aflutter after a traumatic incident. After Piggie found a “big ball,” a “big guy came” (cue teary-eyed stammering) “and—and—and—HE TOOK MY BALL!” This doesn’t sit right with Gerald, who is soon shaking his gray fist in indignance. He stomps off to confront the thief, only to find that, well, “He is very BIG.” (Picture the word BIG taking up half the page.) It is a blue whale that towers over our dynamic duo—pretty terrifying stuff until the whale gives readers a lesson on size: it’s all relative. If we’re quibbling, there’s some standing in place going on here as Gerald hems and haws over not getting back the big ball (or “little ball” as its known to the whale). But, as always, Willems’ staging of his characters and text across the white background is a master class in economy. Further classes forthcoming? Count on it. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Is it time yet to add a second Elephant & Piggie shelf in your library? Preschool-Grade 2. --Daniel Kraus

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : AD270L
  • Grade Level : 1 - 3
  • Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
  • Hardcover : 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1423174917
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1423174912
  • Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches
  • Publisher : Hyperion Books for Children; Illustrated edition (May 21, 2013)
  • Reading level : 6 - 8 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 526 ratings

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5
526 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2016
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2013
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2013
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2020
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

LMG
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a hit with my kids (and classroom)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 7, 2013
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Kath P
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2018
Verified Purchase
MISS CAROL BARNSHAW
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for all ages
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2015
Verified Purchase
June Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2016
Verified Purchase
Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2016
Verified Purchase
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: my big farm book, big books, big red ball