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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