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A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems

A Big Guy Took My Ball (original 2013; edition 2015)

by Mo Willems (Author)

Series: Elephant and Piggie (19)

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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.
Title:A Big Guy Took My Ball
Authors:Mo Willems (Author)
Info:Scholastic (2015), 60 pages
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A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems (2013)


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2014 Geisel Honor. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
"The best Elephant & Piggie book I have ever read!" -L, 5yrs

See also: You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang

Piggie runs to Gerald with a story of a ball found and lost; when Gerald goes to confront the "big guy" who took the ball, it turns out the guy is a whale - and the "little ball" is really his! But the whale is friendly, and Piggie suggests they play (invent) "whale ball" together. ( )
  JennyArch | Dec 8, 2020 |
Another "Elephant and Piggie" book that beginning readers will get a kick out of. This duo is always entertaining, to say the least. Piggie finds a new ball but it was taken away by a really "big guy." Piggie goes to Elephant for help and the two of them find out a whale took the ball and is disappointed that no one wants to play with him because of his great size. The speech bubbles with all uppercase font and exclamation marks really help beginning readers decipher tone and voice. ( )
  eckenrodt | Jun 7, 2018 |
This was my first introduction to Elephant & Piggie and I loved it! This is a wonderful story about perspective taking, sharing, and using your imagination. First, we hear the story from Piggie's perspective, then Elephant and then the "Big Guy", or whale. Even though it is meant for younger children, I might bring it into a Kindergarten or 1st-grade classroom and invite the students to write a similar storyline, with unique characters who also have a misunderstanding due to the different perspectives of each character.
  Stewart24 | Jun 1, 2018 |
Piggy goes to Gerald to tell him that a big guy took his ball, and to help him to get it back. Gerald goes and figure out that the "big guy" is really "BIG", but they don't know that the ball was actually the "big guy's ball. So, at the end the big guy tell them that he doesn't have friends because no one wants to play with a big guy, so piggy and Gerald they ended up figuring out how to play together and learn how to how fun even if their new friend was totally different size then them. ( )
  lg503 | May 29, 2018 |
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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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