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A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems

A Big Guy Took My Ball! (2013)

by Mo Willems

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This is a wonderful story about perspective. Piggie finds a big ball, then a big guy comes and takes it from her. Gerald gets mad and goes to get the ball back, since big guys shouldn't be able to do whatever they want and have all the fun. But when he goes to get the ball, he learns that the "big guy" is REALLY big--a whale! Gerald gives up and goes back to Piggie in defeat. Then the whale comes to thank Piggie for finding his little ball. But he's sad because he's so big and no one will play with him--little guys have all the fun. So Piggie and Gerald create a new game, "whale ball" that they can all play together.
  Tarawyn | Nov 21, 2017 |
We love love love this!!! Seeing situations from other's perspective; making friends; including everyone; beautiful turn around to understanding. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
Elephant and Piggie a Big Guy Took My ball is a book that teaches about misunderstandings and conflicts. It also teaches that there’s always two sides to a story. Many young readers can relate themselves to this story as sometimes similar problems occur while in the playground.

  EstefaniaL | Jun 8, 2017 |
An Elephant and Piggie Book that tells a story of perspective of big versus small.
  pcanoy | Apr 15, 2017 |
Piggie finds a ball and starts playing with it. A "big guy" comes along and takes it from her. She gets her best friend elephant who is big to get it back, but they find out that the "big guy" is really big. In the end though they find out that it is actually his ball and he wants to play but is too shy to ask anyone. They all play happily together.
  Amanda001 | Mar 19, 2017 |
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To Richard Thompson, a big guy in my book
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Gerald! I found a big ball, and it was so fun!
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Piggie is upset because a whale took the ball she found, but Gerald finds a solution that pleases all of them.

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