Friday, February 13, 2009

Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems


Willems, Mo Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Hyperion, 2008. First Reader - Language G, Sexual Content G, Violence G – Mo Willems has done it again with his newest title in the Elephant & Piggie series. His endearing characters take their place alongside “Frog and Toad” in this sure to be classic beginner reader series. In this story, Gerald, the usually cautious and pessimistic elephant reverses roles with Piggie who is usually optimistic and sometimes reckless. When Piggie is sad and disappointed about the rain, Gerald saves the day. As Piggie says, “Elephants make the best friends!”
EL - ESSENTIAL. Janell Pearce-Mattheus, Youth Services Librarian, Whitmore Library.

1 comment:

Allison Madsen said...

I LOVE this book! This is the second of Mo Willems Elephant and Piggie books to win the Geisel Award for the most distinguished American beginning reader. They are hugely popular at our public library!