Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus words and pictures by Mo Willems

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Format: Hardcover

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.


I doubt there are many children that think about how silly the pigeon looks and stop throwing tantrums but he is quite entertaining nevertheless. I love books with simplicity. Willems is able to make the pigeon so expressive with just the slight change of a single line. Though the pigeon is also very expressive. The background color of the page also has a subtle impact. It makes me think of The Monster at the End of This Book starring Grover, I can picture children having the same interactive conversation, enjoying the torture of the books protagonist.

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