“I liked this book because it was about friends sharing.
“Can I Play Too is a book about friendship. When the pig and the elephant want to play catch, the little snake comes and asks if he can play too. Even though he doesn't have any arms, he tries to play with his friends but the ball (or balls) just keep hitting him square on the head. Once the little snake seems to have given up, the pig has an idea for how they can ALL play catch together. This would be a great book to read to kids about friendship and how to include everyone in the games we want to play. ”Alyssa wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In this book, the main characters learn to play with a new friend who is different from them. In this case the new friend has no arms. This would be a great way to discuss making friends with people who are different. ”Daniel Donaldson wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mo Willems's "Elephand and Piggie" books are very popular, and this one is my personal favorite. You get a sense of Willems's impeccable timing and absurdist streak in the eponymous characters' attempts to first dissuade and then accommodate their snake friend, and it ends up being a great example of alternative solutions to issues raised by physical differences and disabilities.”Kyle Lukoff wrote this review Monday, January 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“At the start Garled wants to play catch with Piggie . Piggie said okay but then a snake comes and said can i play to. Piggie and Garled think about it . then they notice that the snake does not have arms . the snake thinks that they do not want to play with him.Garled said we do want to play with you but Piggie said with are arms the snake said so then Piggie said you do not have arms.Garled got worried then the snake freeks out and yelled I DO NOT HAVE ARMS AAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and runs away then the snake comes back laughing he said i know i don't have arms i am a snake. Piggie said you are a funny snake that made the snake feel proud. Piggie said can a snake play catch the snake i don't know but i can try . Garled and Piggie said COOL then Garled said i will through the ball Piggie said you try to catch it . next Garled through's the ball but it land's on the snake's head. Garled said sorry the snake said its okay let's try again. Garled through the ball but again it landed on the snake's head. then Piggie tried again it landed on the snake's head.Garled said this is not working Piggie said we need a new idea the snake said we do need a new idea . Piggie said maybe we need more balls . Garled thought it was a good idea. the snake yelled WAIT then the snake said we have tried but i am a snake a snake who can not play catch . Piggie yelled NO you are our friend we will all play catch the snake said how Piggie got an idea they used the snake as the ball. i think you should read this book because it is very funny.”Mr. Steltman's Class wrote this review Wednesday, December 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is one of the cutest I've read. I love Mo Willems' books. This is a wonderful way to introduce kindness to people who are different to very young children.”Jessica wrote this review Monday, October 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This humorous story of how Piggie and Gerald take on a new friend in Snake, despite the fact that he cannot play catch the traditional way (given that he has no arms) is a great hook for emerging readers.
The use of dialogue, humor and expressions encourage young readers to want to learn how the characters solve their problem. It is an excellent text for teaching reading fluency and expression. The happy ending supports the theme that we can all be friends despite our differences.”
“Elephant and Piggie make a new friend while playing catch. The new friend, Snake, wants to play, too. But, how can an armless creature catch a ball? Readers will enjoy learning how the three characters cleverly play catch. This humorous tale of friendship with equally funny and expressive illustrations will capture and entertain all readers.”Lesley wrote this review Wednesday, February 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mo willems ..series of books...very funny,light situations perfect for kids..”Prithvi Warrier wrote this review Monday, February 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No