Piggie is totally devastated when a big guy takes her ball. “I found a big ball, and it was so fun! And then a big guy came – and-and-and-HE TOOK MY BALL! I am so upset,” Piggie tells her friend.
Always willing to look out for Piggie’s interests, Gerald says, “WELL, I AM BIG TOO! I will get your big ball from that big guy!”
Does he come back with the ball? Well, not exactly. Discovering that the individual who took Piggie’s ball was quite large (in fact, he was “BIGGY-BIG, BIG”) the well meaning elephant came back empty handed (or should that be “trunked”?).
What’s more, that very large individual followed Gerald. Being a whale, the very large individual was quite unhappy because no one would play with him. Piggie and Gerald were more than willing to try playing with the sad whale but how does one play ball with a whale? Good question!
Being enterprising and clever creatures, Piggie and Gerald figure something out and, as a result, everyone has a whale of a good time.
The Elephant & Piggie series already has reached classic status thanks to Mo Willems’ understated sense of humor. This wonderful odd couple has been a hit with children and adults alike. You’ll not want to miss the opportunity to add this latest picture book to your growing collection of stories that feature Piggie and Gerald’s misadventures.
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 A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too...but is he big enough to help his best friend?