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I'm a Frog!

(Elephant & Piggie #20)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  4,146 ratings  ·  394 reviews
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 I'm a Frog! Piggie has some ribbiting news! Can Gerald make the leap required to accept Piggie's new identity?
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Hyperion Books for Children (first published October 1st 2013)
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Apr 18, 2020 rated it liked it

As I have mentioned before, my daughter LOVES Elephant and Piggie. Right now this one is her current obsession and ranks an 11 on the "I Need to Find a Place to Hide This Book While She Is Asleep, Because If I Hear 'Let's Read It Again' One More Time, I May In Fact, Lose My Mind." It's the newest in a long line of such books, but I've remained a good dad and have not actually hidden any of them.

The plot is simple. Piggie pretends to be a frog and Gerald is more than slightly confused as he thou
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Neo took us on a little adventure, alongside Gerald and Piggie, into the life of imagination. When Piggie declares that she is a frog, Gerald is both baffled and a little annoyed. No matter how loudly Piggie ‘ribbits’, Gerald will not accept that his friend is a frog. However, Piggie explains the art of using one’s imagination, which opens up new portals for both elephant and pig to explore worlds they could not have discovered otherwise. Neo continues the art of reading and does well with this ...more
Another fantastic addition to this series. Piggie teaches Gerald about playing pretend. My favorite moment was this one:

Wisdom of Elephant and Piggie #books #truth You can just go out and pretend to be something you're not?? #books
Sophia Triad
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Piggie teaches Gerald how to “pretend” just for fun and giggles.
Very cute story and the illustrations are once more exceptional. Simple but also extraordinary!
Note: Look for pigeon. He is somewhere in the book barking and pretending to be a dog.
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is just so ultra-silly. I read it and couldn't stop smiling. (My grandson got a copy for Christmas.) He didn't read it with me, he just handed it to me and said 'read.'

I don't know how to describe the appeal of these books. Simple ideas. Fairly simply words, though sometimes a 'big word' sneaks in, when it's needed. My grandson was having some difficulty with his reading - he's in second grade - and math is more his thing. But with these books he's smiling and laughing and reading, the
Yumi Webster
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Literal and practical Gerald isn't quite sure what to make of imaginative and impulsive Piggie's declaration that she is now a frog.

My 4-year-old and I are big fans of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books. This one is a real favourite because it is delightful to read out loud, and the message is that pretending can be fun and that there is nothing wrong with being silly and playful.

This is a great book for reading out loud, and for kids who are just starting to read. It is also excellent for
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun book. I read it to Bug once and she can tell the story by herself now. She also spent the majority of the afternoon pretending to be a frog.
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: grade-01
I give this book 5 stars. But if goodreads would let me, I would give this book 10 stars!!!
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Very funny. These books always make me laugh! Great story about pre-tend-ing!!!
Misty Mount
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-little-guy
This is one of the books my son is fully capable of reading in his own. But every now and then he just wants mommy to read it to him. (Because I do voices, Lol) ❤️❤️❤️
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Read this at work, adorable and actually made me laugh. I can see why these books are popular!
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mo Willems fans
Hooray! Frog and Piggie are back. Piggie teaches Elephant about pretending. Piggie tells Elephant, "Everyone pretends." Elephant asks, "Even grown-up people?" Piggie's expression is perfect! "All the time." ...more
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Hilarious and had me actually laughing out loud at times. Great for kids and adults. There are even some lines that might be more appealing to adults.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I probably sound like a broken record on these reviews but these books are truly great. Nicely illustrated, fun and containing a nugget of a teaching. This one was really funny too.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I haven’t come across an elephant and piggie book I didn’t love.
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Piggie freaks out Gerald by telling him she's a frog, then teaches Gerald about pretending. ...more
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Emma found this particular volume hilarious!
May 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2013, childrens, humor
Yay! Another Elephant and Piggie story! We read them as soon as we can get them at our local library. We just love these books and our girls love to play the different parts.

With only two main parts, I get to sit back and listen to our girls read the book to me. I love how Mo Willems includes lots of varying volumes and enthusiasm in his dialogue and I was so impressed how our girls used different inflections in their voice to convey these changes.

Younger children will love the repetition and
Sophie (1st grade) read this on Jan. 7, 2021.

Piggie (a female pig) wants her friend Gerald (a male elephant) to accept her new "identity" as a frog (and eventually he does and pretends to be a cow), but they both acknowledge that it's just pretend. No matter how much a pig wants to be a frog or thinks that it's a frog, it's not—it's still a pig. Cf. I Don't Want To Be a Frog .

I use the "sexuality" tag because of the current debates about gender fluidity. Clear definitions and distinctions reg
Friend of Pixie (F.O.P.)
Logan is just beginning to read on his own and these books are perfect for that. Willems is so good at writing for new readers while keeping it funny and engaging for kids and grown-ups alike. In this book, for example, he has Piggie introduce the word "pretending" to Gerald, and because its new, Piggie says it slowly, "pre-tend-ing." On the opposite page, Gerald says it again, "Pretending?" So, the reader first sees the word broken into manageable and less intimidating parts and then all togeth ...more
When Piggie comes hopping and ribbiting along, Gerald is understandably confused. After all, pigs don't behave that way. Piggie lets him know that she is just pretending to be a frog for a little while, and encourages Gerald to join her. Not surprisingly, Gerald is reluctant to do so since he doesn't want to hop and eat flies all day. Beginning readers will laugh as they listen to the argument and watch what happens when Gerald finally decides to moooove into a new personality. It's hard not to ...more
Liz Todd
A HUGE HIT!!! We have read it over and over and over... and over. Loved the ending--we laughed our heads off many times! :) Hooray for Mo Willems!
Michele Knott
Great book to talk about the magic of pretending.
With each book I just love these two more and more. This one is a gem!
Aya Abed
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
- Everyone pretends.
= Even grown-up people?
- All the time.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: PreK-Grade 1
Shelves: read-with-kids
This book was very good and I would really recommend it. I liked how it explained the word "pretend." After the story (read with PreK) I asked the kids what [animal] they could pretend to be. ...more
Taylor Nelson
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was about two friends named Piggie and Gerald. Piggie is a pig and Gerald is an elephant. Piggie comes into the story ribbiting. Gerald was very confused and wondered why his friend Piggie was ribbiting. Piggie decided he was going to pretend to be a frog. Gerald thought about becoming a frog and thought of all the things he would have to do like eat flies and hop all day. Gerald was worried and sad, he did not want to become a frog. Piggie told Gerald that he was just pretend
Apr 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My sister and niece have introduced me to many of the works by this particular author while I seem to lean extremely with different works. As for this one I was thinking why my sister didn't choose to keep it for my niece's collection since of their being fans but after glancing then reading it I can easily see the gladness in moving it along.

Like many other books by the Mo Williams the elephant Gerald seems to keep the voice of sanity for at least the majority of the book itself. But even cal
Mama Bibliosoph
This is my favorite book in the Elephant & Piggie series (which is saying something). Piggie comes hopping and ribbiting into frame and Gerald the elephant is confused. Piggie announces that she is now a frog. Gerald is terrified! Could he turn into a frog too? Piggie assures him that it's only pretend and teaches Gerald how to pretend too.

The straightforward explanation of what pretending is will surely be welcome to parents whose kids struggle with that play skill. Kids may identify with Geral
Madelyn March
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to give a shout out to The Elephant and Piggie book series by Mo Willems. This series is destined to become a classic. These books are great because they are straight up funny! I’ve had great success using them with some of the reluctant struggling readers that I teach. They love it and will push themselves to read more because the stories are so entertaining. It’s a wonderful series for young readers to read or have read to them.

Today I’m reviewing "I’m a Frog." This is another win in th
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