Sunday, 11 April 2010

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - Book Review

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

What is it about:
In his winning debut, Willems finds the preschooler in a pigeon: a cajoling, tantrum-throwing, irresistible bird. "I've got to leave for a little while," says a uniformed bus driver as he strolls off the opening pages. "I thought he'd never leave," says the big-eyed pigeon as he marches onto the next spread and begins his campaign to drive the bus.

What did I think of it:
Yes, this is the Dutch version of this brilliant children's book, but it's also available in English.

I love this book! The drawings are simple but effective and the pigeon and his tricks to get to drive the bus are genius. I have to smile each and every time I read this book.

Why should you read it:
If you like children's books you will love this one. And otherwise you can always get it for a younger familymember and read the book to him or her. it will be a success.


Marlowe said...

There are a few other Pigeon books. Lots of kids at the bookstore that she works at loves this series. Mom's favorite book by Mo Willems is Edwina the Dinosaur, Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct!

Sullivan McPig said...

Ooh... hadn't heard of Edwina yet. sounds like a cool book. Thanks for the tip.

Anna said...

My daughter loved all the Pigeon books when she was younger. They're very cute.

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