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I Am Going!-An Elephant and Piggie Book
Contributor(s): Willems, Mo (Author)

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ISBN: 1423119908     ISBN-13: 9781423119906
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2010
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Annotation: When Piggie tells Elephant, "I am going," you can imagine the thoughts that run through Elephant's head. Elephant, after all, sees everything in the darkest possible light. "What about me?" Elephant whines tearfully. "Who will I skip with? Who will I play ping pong with? Who will I wear a silly hat with?" Piggie remains resolute. She is going. Elephant declares that he will go, too. But that doesn't faze Piggie. Elephant pleads Piggie to go later--tomorrow, next week, next year. Piggie must go now. But "WHY? WHY? WHY?" cries Elephant. "It is lunch time, Gerald," Piggie explains. "I am going to eat lunch." Of course the two inseparable friends have lunch together, making today a good day. Just like yesterday. Mo Willems, a master at comic pacing, delivers another perfectly delightful Elephant & Piggie schtick that will have kids laughing as they learn to read.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Elephants
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2009017643
Age Level: 3-5
Grade Level: PreK-K
Lexile Measure: 160(Not Available)
Series: Elephant & Piggie Books
Physical Information: 0.43" H x 6.84" W x 9.08" L (0.65 lbs) 64 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Up to Seven, 2011
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 12/15/2009
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2010 pg. 75
School Library Journal 06/01/2010 pg. 86
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 155524
Reading Level: 0.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In I Am Going , Piggie ruins a perfectly good day by telling Gerald she is going. If Piggie goes, who will Gerald skip with, play Ping-Pong with, and wear silly hats with?

Willems's Geisel Award-winning duo continues to delight readers with their silly shenanigans. Packed full of humor and heart, the Elephant & Piggie Books are vetted by an early-learning specialist and early learners themselves, so they'll be right on target for new readers.

 
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