Synopses & Reviews
He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take really good care of it! What's the matter — don't you want him to be happy?
The latest book in the best-selling Pigeon series is the funniest one yet.
"Unforgettably introduced in Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Willems's id-with-wings reveals that he's wanted a puppy 'forever.... At least since last Tuesday' and swears he's ready to assume the responsibility of pet ownership ('I promise I'll water it once a month'). But he soon discovers that reality, well, it doesn't bite, exactly, but it has daunting teeth and slobbers. While Pigeon is still a marvel of visual expression, Willems this time out has blunted his character's repertoire of persuasive tactics and with the pleading dialed down, there's not much else to enjoy. There aren't enough examples of Pigeon's quick-thinking tactical maneuvers or the comic punch that comes from the cumulative onslaught. The core thrill of this series has always been offering kids the chance to experience pleading from the parental point of view and exercise the awesome power to say no. This time, the response may simply be, 'Whatever.' Ages 2 – 6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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.