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Thomaston Public Library J BEG WILLEMS (Text to phone) 34020145522858 Juvenile Beginner Book Checked out 11/26/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1423106865
  • ISBN: 9781423106869
  • ISBN: 9781423106869
  • ISBN: 1423106865
  • ISBN: 9781448743544 (Paw Prints)
  • ISBN: 1448743540 (Paw Prints)
  • Physical Description: 57 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2007.

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From the Publisher: Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems continues his charming Elephant and Piggie first reader series. The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and sometimes reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant. Children who sat on their parents' laps to have Pigeon read to them will eagerly take the plunge with these books to start reading on their own. Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist. These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena. In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-two birds on your head! Can Piggie help her best friend?
Awards Note:
Theodore Seuss Geisel Award, 2008 http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geiselawardpastwinners/index.cfm
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2008.
Subject: Elephants > Juvenile fiction.
Swine > Juvenile fiction.
Birds > Juvenile fiction.
Elephants > Fiction.
Swine > Fiction.
Pigs > Fiction.
Birds > Fiction.
Genre: High interest-low vocabulary books.
High interest-low vocabulary books.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 1423106865
There Is a Bird on Your Head! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)
There Is a Bird on Your Head! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)
by Willems, Mo (Author, Illustrator)
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School Library Journal Review

There Is a Bird on Your Head! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)

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K-Gr 2-Beginning readers familiar with Willems's books will recognize his distinctive humor and illustrative style in these stories. When Piggie receives her first invitation to a party, she asks Gerald to join her and relies on his advice-because he "knows" parties-in order to prepare for the big event. The elephant, however, has a tendency to overanalyze, so he prepares them both for any contingency-a fancy/pool/costume party. Piggie's expressive features show her questions about their attire, but the friends set off bedecked in flippers, masks, top hat, pearl earrings, cowboy hat, and evening dress. Imagine her surprise when they find all the other guests as lavishly overdressed as they are. In the second title, Gerald learns that there are worse things than a bird on your head, namely, two love birds, a nest, and three hatchlings. With the help of Piggie, he is finally able to ask them to move, but, as the final page reveals, they have become her problem. Both books use speech bubbles-gray ones for Gerald, pink for Piggie-to tell the entire story. This feature is a nice touch that facilitates paired/choral readings. The conversation between the friends flows smoothly and allows beginning readers to practice expression as they read. These appealing titles will tickle the funny bones of children and are sure to become favorites.-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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