Waiting Is Not Easy!

Waiting Is Not Easy!

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Piggie tells Gerald she has a surprise for him, but it is not there yet so Gerald must be patient.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781423199571
Branch Call Number: [GN] E/WILLEMS
Characteristics: 57 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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2015 Honor Book - written and illustrated by Mo Willems

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Mar 16, 2021

Gerald & Piggie books are very good for English learners and early readers, simple and short repeating words, funny stories and nice friendly characters.

Dec 23, 2020

The words are simple and repetitive but my preK son loves it. I read it a few times and now we "reads" it to me.

Sep 28, 2020

I find it ironic that I can't place a hold on this title :) So I'll just "WAIT" until it is available?! I don't know how easy, or difficult that will be - frown! :)

Jul 29, 2018

Novel idea, but quite disappointed in the book as a whole. The pictures are almost the same on every page, and have almost no color. There's nothing to keep a small child interested other than the words, which are incredibly limited. I thought that with the character freaking out on pretty much every page it taught more bad behavior than the notion that waiting is worthwhile!

Jan 24, 2017

Great book for little ones. Fast read but it sure makes its point that sometimes waiting is worth it! Kids will relate to the elephant getting tired of waiting, but then finding out it was indeed worth waiting for! Hilarious ending! Highly recommended.

kristyhillius Feb 03, 2016

Kids totally understand this concept. All of Mo Willems books are fun to read and my kids just love them.

Dec 22, 2015

"The story is about to be patient." Reveiw submitted by Mateo Martinez for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

Oct 14, 2015

This is a great book for 2 people to read together -- where one plays piggy, and the other acts Gerald's lines.
A beginner reader can ham it up, and be a star.

'We Are in a Book' and Tacky the Penguin books are also great for home theater fun.

Aug 12, 2015

My 2.5 yo son LOVES this book! It's the book that turned us on to Mo Willems and is one of our favorites, of the handful we've read.

May 22, 2015

SUMMARY: Piggie the pig tells Gerald the elephant that he has a surprise for him. But of course Gerald does not want to wait. He throws a fit or two, but manages to wait long enough for his wonderful surprise.

ILLUSTRATIONS: In typical Mo Williams style, these pictures are very simple with nothing but Piggie and Gerald on a white background. But he knows how to use body language and facial expression to full advantage to tell the story.

THE GOOD: Williams uses just enough language to tell his story and to be funny while doing it. When Gerald throws a fit, his speech bubble grows so large it squishes Piggie to the ground. He goes through all of the emotions common when waiting becomes frustrating. And then when he gets his surprise, you feel the relief and the joy in the waiting. The language is simple for an early reader and yet not insulting to the intelligence. Williams does an amazing job at telling a full and complex story with so few words. I can only say WOW!

AGE RECOMMENDATION: I recommend this book for independent reading to any child beginning to read words.

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Mar 16, 2021

EkaterinaAA thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 7

Oct 25, 2019

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