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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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Awards

A 2004 Caldecott Honor Book

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Publisher Comments:

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place — a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.

Review:

"Readers will likely find satisfaction in this whimsical show of emotions and, perhaps, a bit of self-recognition." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Willems has captured the essence of unreasonableness in the very young. The genius of this book is that the very young will actually recognize themselves in it." School Library Journal

Review:

"A first picture book by an Emmy Award-winning writer and animator, listeners will be begging, pleading, lying, and bribing to hear it again and again." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

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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hblake, January 18, 2010 (view all comments by hblake)
The main attraction of this book is its simplicity and wry insight into the obstinate behaviour common to children and adults alike. As children become familiar with the book, it can generate some very excited comments which can only add to its enjoyment. The perfect book to develop interaction with the written word from a very early age. Excellent.
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NALininger, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by NALininger)
Mo Willems' pigeon has won the hearts of my students since it was released. They can't seem to get enough of it. At least once per week some child asks me to choose it for their read aloud selection. Any book that makes my students happy, makes me happy. That's why it is my favorite book of the last decade.
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PETER TEIMAN CLARK, November 19, 2007 (view all comments by PETER TEIMAN CLARK)
Hi,PETER TEIMAN CLARK here,
The sort of book we all wished we had read as kids.
Thanks,
PETER TEIMAN CLARK
Sweden

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786819881
Author:
Willems, Mo
Publisher:
Philomel
Author:
Jeffers, Oliver
Author:
Daywalt, Drew
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Children's Baby - Picturebooks
Subject:
Pigeons
Subject:
Bus drivers
Subject:
Bus driving.
Subject:
Juvenile materials
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
107-784
Publication Date:
20130702
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 11.76 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 40 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786819881 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers will likely find satisfaction in this whimsical show of emotions and, perhaps, a bit of self-recognition."
"Review" by , "Willems has captured the essence of unreasonableness in the very young. The genius of this book is that the very young will actually recognize themselves in it."
"Review" by , "A first picture book by an Emmy Award-winning writer and animator, listeners will be begging, pleading, lying, and bribing to hear it again and again."
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