A 2004 Caldecott Honor Book
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Readers will likely find satisfaction in this whimsical show of emotions and, perhaps, a bit of self-recognition." Publishers Weekly
"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
"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.
Read the Kids' Q&A with Mo Willems