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What About Worms!?

(Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #7)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  682 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Tiger is big. Tiger is tough. And Tiger has an important note for you.

Dear Reader,
WATCH OUT FOR WORMS! They are everywhere! They might even be in this book!
Your friend,

P. S. Tiger is afraid of worms.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published May 19th 2020 by Hyperion Books for Children
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Tara Engel
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My five year old said she would give this book 15 stars.
Niki (Daydream Reader)
I love these spin off books that include Elephant and Piggie! This one is pretty fun!
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great lesson! I loved the discussion this led to with my 6 year old. It's easy to be afraid of something you don't understand, and how do you fix that? You read! ...more
Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit)
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tiger is strong and big and brave. Tiger is not afraid of anything... except worms!

The much-loved duo, Elephant & Piggie, from the mind of Mo Willems, introduces readers to an adorable tiger, illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins, that has an irrational fear of worms. He is unknowingly benefiting the worms with his fears, which gives us a fun little plot twist
Alex  Baugh
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who doesn't love Elephant and Piggie? And they like to read...and make lots of puns about it while they introduce their latest book all about worms. Tiger is very big and very brave, not afraid of anything. Well, except worms, Tiger does not like slimy, wiggly worms. The only problem is that worms could be in everything Tiger likes. Like the potted flowers that smell so good. But wait, they are in dirt and worms like dirt. Tiger quickly tosses down the flower pot, which breaks. Tiger likes tasty ...more
Scottsdale Public Library
I'm not sure you could go wrong with an Elephant and Piggie book aka Mo Willems' series, written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins. Both fantastic and funny authors; it's definitely a win-win, or at least there isn't a tails to be found in this book... if you want a cheesy connection to this worm book. What About Worms! is funny and informative; all ages will enjoy the newest addition to this Early Reader series. It's got plenty of silliness for the younger readers and an abundance of word play ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tiger isn't scared of anything...except worms! So what happens when he finds a pot full of beautiful flowers? The flowers are beautiful, Tiger says, but then he wonders...could the dirt contain worms? Tiger panics, and the pot and dirt and flowers go everywhere. He goes on to an apple and a book...but worms, worms, worms, he worries. He leaves everything in a mess.

What will happen when worms arrive and discover the dirt and the apple and the book?

So much humor and surprising twists in this ear
Leila Rae Bush
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the cutest story! I didn't think we'd find anything we'd like as much as Elephant and Piggie, but this one is just as fun!

Thanks to the publisher for an early copy, and introducing us to a new favorite!
Deb in UT
Oct 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-alena
Poor Tiger, afraid of worms. Funny worms who learn to love tigers. Alena and I liked this book.
Jan 27, 2021 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: easy reader and fear requests
Recommended to June by: Geisel Honor
Shelves: easy-reader, fear
A tiger is afraid of worms, worms are afraid of tigers - until they read a book. Maybe more of a 3.5 with Elephant & Piggies bad puns at the end.
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jf-beginners
What a beginning reader should be--fun and silly, with great illustrations.
Karen Arendt
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great humor! Worm hugs!
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A cautionary tale for the ages, it is easy to fear the unknown.
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an electronic ARC from Disney Book Group through NetGalley.
Higgins has created a story where readers experience different points of view. The tiger shares how brave he is to begin the story. Then admits he is afraid of worms. Readers see him enjoy a pot of flowers, an apple, and a book until he realizes worms like them too. He breaks the flowerpot, drops the apple and refuses to read the book in his fear. Midway through, the focus switches and readers get to see the world from worms v
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Part of the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading series, this easy reader is about a tiger who is big and brave. In fact, he’s not afraid of anything… except worms. Worms are slimy and wiggly and confusing. Tiger loves flowers, but wait! Flowers grow in dirt, and you know that worms live in dirt. Tiger throws the flowerpot into the air and breaks it. No worms there though. Tiger also loves apples, but wait! Worms love apples too. He throws the apple into the air, splat. No worms in the apple. Then he ...more
This was a funny story. It’s a book inside a book actually. The story is about a tiger who doesn’t like worms and he explains why. He then, sees some things in the following pages that he loves and he gets all excited BUT WAIT……worms also love these items too! Oh no!! Tiger immediately gets emotional because these were his favorite things. Boy, does Tiger get upset! Finally, finding a book, Tiger is happy until he sees worms on the cover of the book and nope, he’s not happy.

Now, it’s the worms t
As this year of years winds down, there are stacks of books to still be highlighted and one very large stack to be read before the 2021 releases are embraced. Books in a series are beloved by many a reader. We crave a return to characters we love. We desire to visit settings where we wish we could walk. We laugh at the silliness, we thrill at the adventures, and we sigh at the touching sweetness.

This year there was an abundance of series continuations and some promising new series beginnings (a
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: easy-readers
Tiger is big, Tiger is brave, and Tiger is not afraid of anything. Well, except worms! At the mere thought them, the comically cute cat squirms, shouts, and rails against them in an increasingly hilarious set of situations in which they might be found. Flowers, apples, and other normally "safe" things become potential breeding rounds for these terrifying creatures. Then in a narrative reversal, the worms themselves add their point of view. Like the other books in the Elephant and Piggy imprint, ...more
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ryan Higgins' Bruce books are so popular at my school it is hard to imagine combining his talent with Elephant and Piggie and the result not being a hit. No worries there, this book is super funny. We start with a tiger who seems petrified of worms and is constantly letting his fear spoil everything. Then, we get the perspectives of worms that show up later and see how much they love our friend Tiger. Kids will giggle at the different views on the same events, and adults might see humour in how ...more
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ryan T. Higgin's style and humor is perfect for the Elephant & Piggie format, and it works particularly well in, "What About Worms?" As an early reader book, the vocabulary is tight and the size and style of font is appropriate. Towards the end of the book, when the worms get the starring role, there are a lot of speech bubbles on the page and it feels a little busy, but it shouldn't be enough to discourage readers. Even the worms are emotive, though tiger steals the show with expressions and bo ...more
Worms are scary! Tigers are scary! Or are they?

A great message about learning about things that scare us or that we don't understand. Maybe they won't be so scary after all? Plus plenty of word play and silliness from Tiger, and from Elephant and Piggy who open and close the book. And adorable illustrations! I love Higgins' style so much. And you can tell that he was a Calvin and Hobbes fan!

Like most E&P early readers, this is very speech-bubble heavy. Plenty of short sentences and straightforw
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! titles are the most popular series in our early readers section. Ryan Higgins, the author of the Mother Bruce series, has concocted another winner for the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series. Higgins pictures are so expressive you can feel little tiger's change of emotions on every page, as he contemplates the possibility of worms inside multiple items. Kids will relate to tiger's fear and the worms' warm messages of "admiration for tiger." Surrounded by en ...more
MeganRuth - Alohamora Open a Book
I'm not sure you could go wrong with an Elephant and Piggie book aka Mo Willems' series, written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins. Both fantastic and funny authors, it's definitely a win-win, or at least not a tails found in this book... if you want a cheesy connection to this worm book.

What About Worms! is fantastically funny for all ages; there's plenty of silly for the younger kids and word play for the older readers. I love the little touch on anxiety and getting caught in the "What if...
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
The tiger is afraid of worms, but is unwilling to learn more about them, and cowers in fear every time they are mentioned or they appear. Tiger blames worms for the consequences of his own fear.

The worms are terrified of tigers, but they quickly realize they need to find out more. They read a book about tigers, overcome their fears, and then immediately turn to embrace the tiger. Their tiny calls of "worm hug, worm hug, worm hug" will warm my heart forever.

An easy reader summary of why it is so
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tiger is afraid of nothing. Except for worms, they are sneaky, wiggly and could be hiding in your apple right now. Worms are afraid of tigers. They are big and fast.

Why I started this book: I've been waiting for this book, and it arrived at the library today!

Why I finished it: I loved Higgins, illustrations even if Tiger looked a little like Mother Bruce. This is a fun Story Time book... for later, when we can safely do that.
Jan 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Author/illustrator Mo Williams teams up with author, Ryan T. Higgins team up to bring you Tiger who is big and brave and not afraid of anything...except worms. Tiger loves flowers but they grow in dirt and that has worms. Tiger loves apples, but, Gil they have worms. Tiger loves books, but this one is about worms.
The worms are afraid of Tigers, but they find the broken flower pot and dirt and the remains of the wormy apple and the book about worms, but wait it isn’t about worms, it’s about tige
Molly Cluff (Library!)
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The magic of Ryan Higgins and Elephant & Piggie combined! I thought this was totally hilarious. Tiger has a horrible fear of worms and steers clear of everything worms like (a flower pot, an apple, a book that might be about worms, haha). I liked how it came full circle in the end. Multiple dialogues boxes are always a little overwhelming in a read-aloud setting (when the worms come in), but since it's a group of worms rather than a slew of unique characters it's pretty doable. Great "willems"/" ...more
We are huge Elephant and Piggie fans, as well as fans of Ryan Higgins. So a collab with Mo Willems is just what the reader ordered. Even though Elephant and Piggie's own stories have ended, the author collaborates with other KidLit authors to create similar easy/level reader books. Elephant and Piggie introduce them, and Pigeon still makes surprise pop-ups in the end pages.

I love that the pictures help tell the story (the kids have to be detectives to pinpoint the surprise) and that it deals wit
Jo Oehrlein
Feb 07, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: easy-reader
Silly turnabout is fair play kind of book.
A big tiger gets all worried about worms. He breaks a flower pot because he's worried the dirt has worms. He drops his apple because he's worried it has a worm. He drops a book because he thinks it MIGHT be about worms.

The worms come and they're scared of the tiger, but they enjoy the dirt and apple he left them. They think the book is about worms, but that's a tiger tail and the book is about tigers.

They appreciate all that the tiger has done for them a
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