The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

by Mo Willems

Wishing for a pet is a familiar childhood longing, and many parents have listened... read more

Wishing for a pet is a familiar childhood longing, and many parents have listened to earnest yet semi-empty promises to feed, walk, and care for a variety of animal fixations. Reason is pushed aside in this book by a certain someone who really wants a puppy. Presenting himself with politeness, the pigeon butters up readers and then leans in strong with his persuasive powers. “By the way, do you know what I want? What I’ve wanted forever…? At least since last Tuesday…?” Bounding across pastel pages with personality and familiar pomp and plumage, the pigeon assails readers with his longing for a puppy. That is, until one shows up—a slobbery, wet-nosed, tail-wagging pooch that is larger than life, or at least larger than the pigeon. Pigeon’s pet craving is short-lived… until his next obsession! The latest installment from a familiar feathered friend offers laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice for would-be pet owners. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009

show less