Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

Hardcover, 2014



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Hyperion Books for Children (2014), Edition: Illustrated, 64 pages


Piggie tells Gerald she has a surprise for him, but it is not there yet so Gerald must be patient.

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LibraryThing member emtimmins
The Elephant and Piggie books are so joyful and so funny! This one is no exception. I have had so much fun reading this one aloud and watching the happiness on the faces of both children and adults when the story reaches the happy ending. (It reinforces your faith in the power of the picture book!)
LibraryThing member Juliekessler1
I really liked this book for its message. The book is about two best friends, an elephant and a pig. Even though are very unlike in different ways, that does not keep them from being best friends. The message of the book is to show that being different is not always a bad thing. The pictures in the
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book are very and simple and plain, which makes the book a little boring. However, the text is all through speech bubbles of each character, which makes the book more interesting. The characters also do not say a lot so the text is easy for beginning readers. Even though the book is simple and plain, I really enjoy it because I think the message is important for young children to understand.
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LibraryThing member kitbraddick
I love Elephant and Piggie. Mo Willems is a genius in my book. This book is great because it teaches patience in a fun way. Waiting isn't easy for anyone, especially children. This book shows that sometimes things are worth the wait and being patient can bring really great things. Elephant and
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Piggie books are so great to read to children because you can really bring the characters to life.
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LibraryThing member reynolds2
I love any and all Elephant and Piggie books! I have about half of them in my classroom library and my students love them just as much as I do! They love reading them again and again, practicing with funny, outlandish expression - great for increasing fluency! Looks like I have quite a few more I
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need to add to the collection!
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LibraryThing member ramfam5
I gave this book 4 stars because I love Mo Willems. This book is a fun and easy read that will delight your students. I could use this book as one of my mentor sentences books. I pick a book and read it to the class. They have to guess why I picked the book? It is always to teach something like
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author's purpose for example.
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LibraryThing member BayleeWestrick
This fun, modern fantasy story teaches Gerald the elephant how to have patience. Piggie plans a surprise for Gerald, but Gerald has to wait all day before he can see the surprise. He is not very happy about waiting because he thinks that it won't actually be worth it. Even though Piggie tells him
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it is worth the wait. Piggie does not cave in when Gerald asks what the surprise is and when he sees it, he decides that it is worth the wait. He got to see how pretty the stars were at night. Piggie then tells him he needs to see the sunrise and now they must wait for that.
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LibraryThing member mmeharvey
Mo Willems provides a story to which we can all relate. Elephant simply cannot wait for his surprise from Piggy, he is so anxious it's almost to much to bare! In the end he is greatly rewarded for his "patience". A great read for kindergarten, primary and ESL students this book is written in speech
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bubbles that prove the old adage "less is more". I highly recommend this text!
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LibraryThing member JPEmmrich5
Gerald and Piggie are always fun. In this book Piggie has a surprise for Gerald but Gerald must wait. A rather impatient Gerald anxiously awaits the surprise and asks Piggie tons of questions as he waits. I hadn't read this book in the series but as with all of the Elephant and Piggie books I
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enjoyed it.

Simple, silly and great for any age!
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LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Squee!  A new Elephant & Piggie book!  These are so spot-on; Willems really gets ppl, esp. little kids.  I love the bit where Gerald gets a bit of a sour-grape attitude going on, I do not think your surprise is worth all this waiting."  Not to mention the physically impressive effect of an
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elephant groaning...."
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LibraryThing member TammyBB
Piggie wants to surprise his best friend, but Elephant doesn't want to wait! In the end, it is all worth it, though.
LibraryThing member libheroine
Patience is a virtue! Elephant and Piggie illustrate this in another comical Mo Willems title. I liked how what was worth waiting for was nothing material. Clever and entertaining.


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64 p.; 9.25 inches




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