- 出版社: Disney-Hyperion; 1 (2010年1月26日)
- 丛书名: Elephant and Piggie
- 精装: 64页
- 读者对象: 4 - 8 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1423119908
- 条形码: 9781423119906
- 商品尺寸: 17.5 x 1.3 x 23.8 cm
- 商品重量: 295 g
- 品牌: Disney-Hyperion
- ASIN: 1423119908
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I Am Going! (英语) 精装 – 2010年1月26日
The mercurial friendship of Elephant and Piggie survives another minor (but seemingly life-ending!) tiff. The two are basking in shared bliss when Piggie announces, “Well, I am going.” Elephant proceeds to get histrionic, clawing at his ears and wailing, “Who will I skip with? Who will I play Ping-Pong with? Who will I wear a silly hat with? WHO WILL I SKIP AND PLAY PING-PONG IN A SILLY HAT WITH?!?!” Though it falls short of the high-water marks of I Love My New Toy! (2008) and I Will Surprise My Friend! (2008), Willems again distills the abrupt melodrama summoned by the commonest of childhood disagreements. As always, the key is the offhandedness of the presentation—the pencil art, the simple font, and the generous white space create a mid-tempo visual rhythm that is somehow intrinsically funny. This austerity is broken when Elephant reaches the mad heights of his tantrum. For both adult and child readers, it’s a moment as pleasurably predictable as the making-up that quickly follows. Preschool-Grade 2. --Daniel Kraus
The two-time (so far) Geisel Medalist continues to set the bar high for beginning-reader achievement in this latest installment of the Elephant & Piggie series. Cover art depicts Piggie poised to walk away and anxious elephant Gerald's horrified reaction to her imminent departure. Although the title page repeats this cause-and-effect relationship, the book proper opens with the contented pair reveling in each other's company. "This is a good day," Gerald announces, and it is-until a few pages later when Piggie says, "Well, I am going," and her elephant pal pitches a fit of separation-anxiety induced pleading and temper worthy of a certain pigeon (who, since he shows up in every Willems book, appropriately makes an appearance during this tantrum scene). Piggie holds her ground, eventually explaining that she's only going to lunch. Relieved Gerald, along with a contingent of ants, joins her for a picnic, replete with colors that satisfyingly deviate from the series' limited palette. To paraphrase Gerald: This is a good book.—Kirkus
When long-suffering Piggie tells his friend Gerald, "I am going," readers of the previous ten books in the series might well think: it's about time. After all, Gerald is a pretty high-maintenance friend, no matter how strong the bonds between the two might be. Here Gerald, completely in character, protests too much at Piggie's departure-for the next forty pages, twenty-six conversation balloons, and forty unique words. "You cannot go! You must not go! I WILL NOT LET YOU GO!!!" Yes, there's lots of repetition, giving youngsters plenty of practice with sight words (such as you, not, and will) along with pictures providing much context for less common, but phonetically regular, vocabulary (such as ping-pong or silly). As it turns out, and probably to no one's surprise, Piggie is only going for lunch, and the two happily picnic together. "This is a good day," concludes Gerald. It's a good day as well for beginning readers who want to make new friends or simply catch up on the antics of a couple of old ones.—Horn Book
Once again, Willems shows his talent for distilling the most profound human emotions to just a few words. Gerald the elephant is exhibiting anxiety, and his issue is the fact that Piggie says, "I am going!" For young children, this fear of abandonment can surface even when a friend or caretaker leaves for a brief time. It turns out that Piggie is just planning to go get lunch, and in his typical, reassuring way, Willems shows a picnic spread at the end with the two friends enjoying the meal together, Gerald's worries having been assuaged. Fans of the series will recognize that sometimes Gerald is the in-charge character and sometimes it is Piggie; as in real life, different people show their vulnerabilities in different situations. Once again, Willems uses just two colors, showing pink Piggie marching on the front endpapers and gray Gerald hopping on the back. He uses text bubbles to indicate who is speaking and includes plenty of white space. The illustrations are hilarious while at the same time capturing the truest of feelings. Be sure to add this easy reader to your collection as an addition to the series or even as a stand-alone.—SLJ
I Am Going! by Mo Willems is part of the Elephant and Piggie series that features an elephant named Gerald and his pig friend, Piggie. In the story, Piggie announces that she is going and Gerald tries to stop her. As with all Mo Willems' books, this one is hilarious and fun for the whole family!
This book is 57 pages long but is a quick read since most pages only have a few words on them. It's a nice hardcover book with thick paperback pages. The words are simple enough for beginning readers to learn how to read and the repetition gives them good practice. The illustrations are colorful and fun.
We now own all of the books in the Elephant and Piggie series and it is a worthwhile investment for us! The books are fun to read and my kids are learning how to read from them. We've given some of these to our nephew who is four and he loves them too. They are great for boys and girls and our family highly recommends them!
And oh, does Mo Willems win with these books. Beginning readers are given more than meaningless, plotless text; they get the adventures of best friend duo Elephant and Piggie! The stories are simple and quick, but thoroughly entertaining (I once read I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) to a group with ages ranging from 14 to 30 and they are all enchanted.) The illustrations take on a major load of the story-telling, making a mere picture walk enough to help figure out the story, leaving more mental power to the actual reading process. Even more advanced readers can use these books for practicing expression (I'm sorry, but anyone reads aloud these books without some degree of screamig is reading them wrong).
Now, onto this particular book. Elephant and Piggie are enjoying a nice day when, out of the blue, Piggie announces she is going. Poor Elephant is devastated, and shows it through his typical drama and over-reacting. It's hilarious and kids will love it. This wasn't quite my favorite of the bunch, but then again I don't think any of these can be truly terrible. Heck, it brought a smile to my face and my studenrs were charmed. The surprise ending and aftermath is certainly worth a laugh. It is presently the in-demand book for personal reading time, and I will go ahead and let them be the judge of its entertainment value.