Can I Play, Too?

Can I Play, Too?

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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Elephant and Piggie learn to play catch with their new friend Snake.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423119913
1423119916
Branch Call Number: WILLE
Characteristics: 57 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

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Denakahle
Mar 28, 2017

My kids want to read this every night! I thought it might be too young for them (5, 7 yrs) but they LOVE it. I have to agree, it's hilarious... All the stars!

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cheesemaster
Nov 11, 2016

i read this book to my 6 year old brother and he has read almost all the books. he really really likes it and i hope this author (mo willems) will write more. my little brother is a developing reader but he can easily read his books and i just realized that he's reading it right now

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

When a new friend wants to join their game, Elephant and Piggie have to get creative so everyone can play. Themes - Friendship, Games

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Elebella
Aug 10, 2015

I suggest parents read this book for their kids.
They will like it,and learn how to share.

ksoles Jan 15, 2015

The Geisel Medal winning series, "Elephant and Piggie," rarely disappoints. In one of the best yet, Mo Willems uses wry humour and perfect pacing to teach a valuable lesson on friendship and flexibility.

As Gerald and Piggie prepare to play catch, they become dubious when Snake slithers up asking to join. Snake feels dejected by his friends' response but Gerald tries to explain that he and Piggie DO want to play with Snake, it's just that they're playing catch. "With our arms," he elaborates. "So?" Snake responds and awkward silence follows.

The moment resolves as the three friends try to play catch together, with many predictable BONKs ensuing. Finally, Piggie has an idea (complete with illustrated light bulb) that provides the ideal solution. Willems's page turns and speech bubbles yield multiple chuckles but also provide guidance to kids navigating friendships with those who have differing abilities.

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caleb_tr
May 21, 2014

This book features Elephant & Piggie trying to figure out how to play catch with a snake, who has no arms to throw and catch with. Their solution is to use the snake as the ball rather than to include the snake in the game in a non-demeaning way.

While this is funny, the message encourages a child who needs help to participate in activities with typical peers to be the subject of a game rather than a participant.

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Mafalda
Apr 06, 2011

Mo Willems books are so great! Very funny and simple. My 4-year-old son loves all the books of Elephant and Piggie (and the Pigeon ones). Sentences are simple. Very good for begginer reader.

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finnja22
Jan 24, 2011

very little text

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carmaburg
Sep 07, 2010

This book is really great--it shows how children can work to make sure that their friend is included in what they do so that everyone can have fun! I was really impressed and my daycare kids were riveted throughout the entire book!

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Mau_Hutch
Aug 03, 2010

My son is just learning to read. (He is 5 and a 1/2.) Getting him to read a whole book has been a bit of a chore. But this book was different. So different that I'm going to order a copy so that the memory of my son reading this book stays accessible. The book is right at the level of emerging readers; my son really loved the entire thing. Later the same evening, he read it to his grandparents, and they were SO impressed. I highly recommend this book for your new reader in the family.

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Elebella
Aug 10, 2015

"you are our friend! We will all play catch!"

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Elebella
Aug 10, 2015

"you are our friend! We will all play catch!"

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blue_elk_64
Oct 14, 2015

blue_elk_64 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 12

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