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A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)

A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)

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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In A Big Guy Took My Ball Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend?

Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Published: 05/21/2013
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.72lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781423174912
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 158336 / Big Guy Took My Ball!

Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Geisel Medal (Dr. Seuss) - Honor Book
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2013
Booklist 05/01/2013 pg. 89
Shelf Awareness 06/18/2013
School Library Journal 07/01/2013 pg. 74
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2013
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2013 pg. 55 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Mo Willems (, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. And his celebrated Elephant & Piggie early reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as three Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, and Let's Go for a Drive!).Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth.

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