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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (Sept. 14 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423133080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423133087
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems 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). Other favorites include Big Frog Can't Fit In: A Pop-Out Book and City Dog, Country Frog illustrated by Jon J Muth. His acclaimed Elephant & Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. For more information, visit www.pigeonpresents.com.


#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems 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 TALE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Western Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.pigeonpresents.com.

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By Reader Writer Runner TOP 50 REVIEWER on Jan. 29 2015
Format: Hardcover
In this stab at metafiction, Mo Willems depicts his famous duo realizing that "someone is looking at [them]." Gerald worries that a monster lurks outside the pages but Piggie squints and reassures him: "A reader is reading us! We are in a book!"

Joy effectively leads to some clever joking when Piggie figures out how to make the readers say "banana" out loud. More hilarity ensues until an appalled Gerald realizes that the book must end. Older readers will find the friends' antics both comic and thought-provoking: who has control over a book's text? Ultimately, Willems displays his characteristic control of both body language and pacing while challenging readers to engage with his characters. To the book's final question, "Hello. Will you please read us again?", the answer is likely to be: absolutely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mommy teacher 3 on July 25 2013
Format: Hardcover
Love this book! We read it over and over again. My grade 5 class even loves this book! I also bought it for my sons teacher as a year end gift!
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By S. Burden on Sept. 6 2011
Format: Hardcover
As usual Mo Willems writes an incredibly funny book, which is appreciated by kids of any ages (and adults too). Our whole family loves reading all of Mo Willems books.
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By SARAH K KERBES on Nov. 3 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a very entertaining early reader. Great for parents and kids.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Pretty Much Perfect Sept. 29 2010
By John X Crimmins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I brought this book home from the library last week, as I do with everything that Mo Willems writes. My oldest, a 1st grader, read the book aloud and laughed repeatedly at the silliness. Admittedly, I got to hear "Banana!" a lot more than I really wanted that night, but that's the price you pay for quality fiction.

My youngest, a toddler, curled up with the book on the floor and leafed through it again and again, giggling hysterically at the pictures. He particularly loves Piggie leaning forward to stare at the reader, but the illustrations, so clear and expressive and silly, are all wonderful.

And me, I'm really looking forward to using the book in a storytime next week. Interactive books like this, like There Are Cats in This Book or The Monster at the End of this Book, are perfect selections to read to groups of preschoolers. They love being able to become part of the story.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Genius fun Oct. 2 2010
By Diana - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
We are big fans of Gerald and Piggie, and of Mo Willems in general, and this is a pitch perfect book for both kids and adults. With what is probably a nod to Grover in the immortal classic The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book), Gerald and Piggie practically jump from the page to engage the reader. I read this book during a (child free) stroll in the bookstore, and basically made a fool of myself laughing uncontrollably, but the book is such a delightful joy that I couldn't have cared less. Don't hesitate, Readers - this is a classic for your permanent library. Thanks, Mo!
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Pundit David Plotz's off-the-cuff review Dec 2 2011
By PH-50-NC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"....I think [We Are In a Book] is perhaps the most profound document of our time. It is about Elephant and Piggy, as they are 1.) sitting in the book and realizing that you are reading their book, 2.) watching you read the book, and then 3.) realizing that the book will come to an end. And getting increasingly anxious about what it would mean for the book to come to an end, what will happen to them. It's a meditation about textuality, and mostly, it's a meditation about death. It is about the consciousness of death. It is spooky--I read this book once, briefly, about four days ago at a friend's house, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. It is a cheerful, and loving, and magnificent piece of art, and yet, at the same time, it will haunt your dreams. I strongly suggest you get it....it's like [The Monster at the End of This Book], but it's more profound than that. I mean, that's a fantastic book, don't get me wrong, but the Elephant and Piggy book is...really, is grim." -David Plotz, Slate.com's Political Gabfest, 2011/12/02.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Best Childrens book ever!!!! Oct. 13 2010
By batkim12 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the best kids book I've ever read. Mo Willems is always awesome but this one goes above and beyond. It may help to have read a few other Elephant and Piggie books to get to know the characters first, but even if you've never seen another, its fantastic. Lots of breaking the forth wall going on in here and its done amazingly fantastically well. All the Elephant and Piggie books are fantastic, My kids love them and so do my husband and I.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Perfect - especially for reluctant readers!! March 19 2011
By Alison's - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful addition to our library!

It's no secret that we are HUGE fans of Mo Willems in this house, and this recent Elephant and Piggie book is one of our favorites!

I have to tell the story of how this book came into our home, bear with me for a quick minute.

Last week, my Kindergartner came home from his 100th day of school celebration with 100 pieces of candy - NOT my idea, by the way. After school, we drove over to our local indie bookstore, Clinton Book Shop, where I picked up a great book for myself and one for The 8 Year Old. The 6 year old was looking around, and came to me holding We Are In A Book! by Mo Willems - The 6 Year Old can spot his artwork from 50 feet away.

I offered him a trade - 90 pieces of his candy for We Are In A Book!. He looked at the book, and I could see his little mind going, taking a mental inventory of the candies that were in his bag. Finally, he put his hand out and said "DEAL!"

The 6 Year Old was giggling in the backseat all the way home from the bookshop, and couldn't wait to read it to me again that night before bed...and the next night...and the next night.

Let me tell you something, even though sugar makes my kids loony, this book has given us all more laughs than a pound of candy could have offered. Elephant (Gerald) and Piggie, who are old friends to us at this point, are sitting comfortably when they realize they are being watched...by the reader! They realize that the reader is reading the little word bubbles on the page. Then, Piggie gets a great idea - he wants to see if he can make the reader say a funny word. Elephant, Piggie, and my little reader think this is a hilarious game!

Not only does the humor in We Are In A Book! not get old, it ENCOURAGES the kids to read the book themselves. Even when I offer to read the book to him, my little guy refuses. Happy mom, I am!

My new favorite Mo Willems book! Love it!


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