Book: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (2003)
Series: Pigeon Series
Genre: Children’s General
Ages: 2-6 years
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.
As I’ve said before, every single thing I’ve read by Mo Willems, I’ve just fallen in love with immediately. The Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus was my first introduction to Willems’ work, via my (at the time) two year old niece – it was one of her favorite books. The simple drawings emote all the angst and range of a little one denied something that is obviously theirs by rights. It’s a fun, interactive story from start to finish. I have several books from the series and they are all absolutely excellent. They don’t need to be read in any order. While writing this post, I kept trying to pick my favorite to share with you, but I just couldn’t do it. I was able to narrow it down to four, but that’s just because these are the only four that I’ve read (so far!). So, without further ado, here are the official Lector’s Books top picks for the Pigeon Series:
What’s your favorite?
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