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Jan 14 2010

Watch me throw the ball by Mo Willems

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Walker Books, 2009.
(Ages 2-7) Recommended. Another charming book in the Elephant and Piggie series, Watch me throw the ball has careful Gerald convinced that throwing a ball is very serious business while happy Piggie is thrilled to just have fun. Gerald is determined to show Piggie the right way to throw a ball, but Piggie is quite happy with her meagre throws, convinced that she is Super Pig!

The simple line drawings are an absolute delight, the expressions of the serious Gerald and the frivolous Piggie exquisitely drawn with a few strokes. Laugh aloud humour, simple sentence construction, a few words to each page and repetition make this story an ideal first reader.
Pat Pledger

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