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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!


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ISBN13: 9780786837465
ISBN10: 0786837462
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Everyone's favorite Pigeon is back for this interactive bedtime romp, in which he tries to escape his inevitable bedtime. Illustrations.


It's getting late, but the pigeon won't go to bed! Will you let him stay up late?

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Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor-winning Dinosaur (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too). He also won two Geisel Medals for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?, and a Geisel Honor for We Are in a Book! His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free and Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives happily ever after with his family in Massachusetts.

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christi, December 4, 2006 (view all comments by christi)
Contrary to the other review, I think this book is appropriate for all children. It doesn't so much give them excuses for staying up late ("I"m not even tired!") as it points out how silly are the usual arguments for staying up late. The book is interactive (kids have to tell the pigeon "no") and kids remember the pigeon when they get fussy before bed. My son always reminds me that the pigeon thinks he isn't tired when he actual is. My son is three. Get this book, get all the pigeon books. Your kids will thank you and you'll thank yourself. That is, unless, you don't have a sense of humor.
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enbee1, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by enbee1)
This book is probably best for the upper end of the recommended age range, who might find the pigeon's naughtiness funny, as his antics simply gave my 2-year-old a crash course in how to delay bedtime. And heaven knows no toddler needs more excuses to delay bedtime than they already devise on their own. Willems' stories strike me as suited more for adults to reminisce on the humorous quirks of children, than for the children themselves (sort of like "Childhood is Hell" by Matt Groening).
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Willems, Mo
Humorous Stories
Animals - Birds
Bedtime & Dreams
Children's Baby - Picturebooks
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
General Juvenile Fiction
Bus drivers
Readers - Beginner
Children s humor
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from P to 1
9 x 9 in 11.76 oz
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