Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Mo Willems

Pssst. Hey, take a look at this guy. He’s a pigeon. You wouldn’t... read more

Pssst. Hey, take a look at this guy. He’s a pigeon. You wouldn’t let him drive a bus, would you? Even if he begged you, and promised he’d be careful, and insisted your mom would let him drive? With just a few bold black strokes set on neutral pastel-colored backgrounds, artist Mo Willems manages to create an extremely earnest pigeon who uses all of his powers of persuasion to try to convince us he’d actually be able to drive the big bus parked on the title page. Young readers will enjoy doing just as the title and bus driver asked them to do by saying “No!” to the pigeon with each turn of the page. Highly Commended, 2004 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 2–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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