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Are You Ready to Play Outside?

Willems, Mo (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
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Friends Elephant and Piggie are playing outside when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do.
Authors: Willems, Mo
Title: Are you ready to play outside?
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 57 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Summary: Friends Elephant and Piggie are playing outside when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do.
Audience: 004-008.
Awards & Distinctions: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2009.
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ISBN: 1423113470
Statement of Responsibility: by Mo Willems
Subject Headings: Swine Juvenile fiction. Rain and rainfall Fiction. Friendship Fiction. Elephants Fiction. Pigs Fiction.
Topical Term: Swine
Rain and rainfall
Friendship
Elephants
Pigs
LCCN: 2008029693
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Aug 14, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Piggie is a fickle pig.

I want to add a creepy man that only comes out when it rains to harass the little children. You would still need to address that it is actually fun to play in the rain and what happens when you go back inside.

May 07, 2013
  • DaytonMuse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My four-year-old loves just flipping through the pictures again and again as the story is pretty animated and funny. She has also gone through the effort of trying to read the words for herself, asking for minimal reading from me - definitely something I'm looking for as she wraps up pre-K and gets ready for Kindergarten. I also like the message of flexibility - learning how to make lemonade when presented with lemons.

This book is a really good to read when teaching children to read. I highly recommend that Pre-K should have this book as a starter to help with social and mental relationship involvement.
The big text and picture will make reading fun and hopefully and easy read.

This is an awesome read for children learning to read. I highly recommend this book for parents. Parents can utilize this book as a starter to get their children ready for literacy in Pre-K, with the big text and wonderful illustrations students will enjoy learning to read with this piece of literature.

I recommend this book to children that are learning to read because the book has large, easy words. The way the book is written it makes it easy to understand, especially for kids that the book is written for. I think it is a great friendship story and it also teaches a little bit on the weather changes as well. The characters Gerald and Piggy set a great example of what friendship should be like and the characters and story line really connect with numerous children, who want to read it over and over again. This book is now my nephew's favorite.

This book is a wonderful choice for those children that are learning to read. The simple illustrations, large words, and easy language make this book an excellent choice students can enjoy. The characters are fun, the book is funny, and your kindergarteners and first graders will love it.

Feb 03, 2013
  • JMNunez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I highly recommend "Are You Ready to Play Outside?" for preschool age children. Willems discusses friendship which children in this age group are just beginning to understand the concept of.The text in this book is simple, large and easy to understand. The book illustrates friendship and emotions such as happy and sad witout being overwhelming in colors. The book also demonstrates the beauty in weather changes. The author Mo Willems shows that you can have fun with a friend rain or shine!

I recommend this book for beginner readers. The size of the text and illustrations are large and understandable. It shares a mixture of emotions (sad, happy and disappointment) in the story. There are several action verbs that can be learned from reading this book (running, jumping, and skipping). A child can place simple words with simple pictures after reading this book. I believe children can benefit from the moral of the story and have a different outlook on situations that may happen from day to day by turning something negative into a positive. The author uses animals to explore the concept of friendship. Gerald, the elephant, is a great friend to the pig.

Jan 17, 2013
  • Nancy J Mata rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I recommend this book to parents and teachers to read in class or even at home, because it shows children that playing with their friends is always fun; rain or shine. The book brings forward the value of friendship and it is the focal point of the book. The illustrations are self explanatory to express feelings and expands the readers’ level of understanding. In every page, the illustrations; transmits the story to the reader and connects feelings of the main characters to its reader. Gerald the elephant; sets good example of friendship with Piggy by showing him a positive attitude in the face of adversity. I really enjoy reading this book!

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Jul 09, 2014
  • kristopherpaul rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Feb 03, 2013
  • JMNunez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 17, 2013
  • Nancy J Mata rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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"Are You Ready to Play Outside?" by Mo Willems is about a Pig and Elephant going outside to play. While they are outside it begins to rain. The Pig and Elephant get upset about the rain. Later in the story they see two worms playing in the rain. Then the Pig and Elephant decide to try to play in the rain like the two worms.This is a good story about not giving up when things seem to turn for the worst.

This wonderful read is about an awesome friendship between a cool elephant and a fun pig (Gerald and Piggie). These wonderful friends plan an awesome day to go outside and play, however the weather ruins their plans. Until they roll with the punches and have the best day ever through every weather climate they encounter.

"Are you ready to play Outside" is about an elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie, who on a sunny day, go and play outside. Once they are outside, the weather changes and it starts to rain. Gerald covers his friend Piggie with his elephant ears, and soon after the rain stops, and Gerald sprays Piggie with the water in his trunk. This is a great story of friendship.

Gerald and Piggie are eager to play outside until they find out that it is raining outside. Not happy with what it going on, Gerald and Piggie make the best of their day and still have fun regardless of the weather.

Feb 03, 2013
  • JMNunez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Are You Ready to Play Outside?" is about an elephant and a pig who is enthusiastic to play in the sunny weather when all of a sudden it starts to rain. They both become very disappointed. Gerald the Elephant decides to use his large ears to cover Piggie the pig from getting wet. After seeing other animals splashing in the rain, they are excited to try playing in the rain. The started splashing around and came to the conclusion that they love the rain! ALl of a sudden their plans change again when the rain stops. Gerald the elephant comes to the rescue yet again by using his trunk to spray water on his friend!

This book is a Gerald, the elephant, and Piggie wanting to play outside but it begins to rain. The two of them feel like the rain has ruined their time outside until they begin to have fun outside. The rains stops just when they begin to have so much fun, which makes Piggie unhappy all over again. The elephant finds a way to make his friend Piggie happy by using his trunk to supply him with water which is used as rain.

Jan 17, 2013
  • Nancy J Mata rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book shows that having a positive attitude can change things around.

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"Elephants make the best friends!"

"We are going to run!" "Nothing can stop us!"

"Elephants make the best friends!"

Feb 03, 2013
  • JMNunez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We are going to do everything today!"
"I do not like rain!"
"I hope it rains all day!"

"How can anyone play outside with all this rain!?!"

"Do not worry, Piggie. I have a plan"

Jan 17, 2013
  • Nancy J Mata rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Elephants make the best friends"

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ARE YOU READY TO PLAY OUTSIDE

This video is read by Ching Lin. She reads in English as well as Chinese.

Are You Ready to Play Outside

Mo Willems - 2009 National Book Festival

Mo Willems is introduced and talks about what he loves to do and why he does it at the National Book Festival.

More on Mo Willems

More about the Author, Mo Willems

Feb 03, 2013
  • JMNunez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading by the author

Mo Willems reading her very own "Are You Ready to Play Outside?"

Are You Ready to Play Outside?

The reading of the book "Are you Ready to Play Outside?"

Jan 17, 2013
  • Nancy J Mata rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mo Willems Interview

The author Mo Willems talks about his work.

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