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Are You Ready To Play Outside? (An Elephant And Piggy Book)

by Mo Willems

One of a series of delightfully humorous award-winning tales for beginner readers from the internationally acclaimed author-illustrator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Knuffle Bunny.

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 Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Piggie can t wait to go and play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun?

  • Vibrant new edition of Mo Willems’ award-winning series for beginner readers, with bright colours and lively humour that will appeal to small children and parents alike.
  • Told entirely in speech bubbles, with a repetitive use of familiar phrases, this highly original book is perfect for children who are just learning to read.
  • A Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning series for the most distinguished books for beginner readers.


01 September, 2013

About Mo Willems

Mo Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television and theater have garnered him 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 6 Emmy Awards, 5 Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and cemented his status as a classic in children's literature.
He is best know for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, and Elephant and Piggie and his work as a writer and animator for PBS's Sesame Street.  Mo also makes sculptures and writes plays. More information about Mo’s past, present, and future can be gleaned at

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