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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! - Mo Willems

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Paperback

Published: 5th July 2004
For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
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Winner of a 2004 Caldecott Honour Award.

When the driver leaves the bus temporarily, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this is a brilliantly original book.

  • "For a child, it's a delirious formula: all of a sudden, you're in charge of a bus... Well executed and so smartly layered." The New York Times
  • "This picture book demands audience participation - Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" The Bookseller
About The Author

Six-time Emmy Award Winner and Caldecott Honor recipient, Mo Willems, spent nine years as a script-writer and animator for "Sesame Street". With over 100 short films and television half-hours to his credit, Mo’s distinctive animated films have been shown in festivals around the world and been translated into a myriad of languages. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Well written (3)

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      5.0

      Genuinely hilarious

      By Mad for kids books

      from Melbourne, AU

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Humorous
      • Well Written

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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!:

        Never makes it back to the bookshelf. On very high rotation! Our toddler LOVES it.

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        5.0

        This book is wonderful!

        By Klp

        from Sydney

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

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          Comments about Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!:

          My kids absolutely love this book and want me to read it over and over again. Great concept and very well written.

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          4.0

          A great book for all ages!

          By Molly

          from Melbourne

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Hilarious
          • Well Written

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              Comments about Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!:

              He begs, he bribes, he throws a tantrum - this pigeon teaches kids how funny (and silly) all these tactics are. A winner.

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              "For a child, it's a delirious formula: all of a sudden, you're in charge of a bus... Well executed and so smartly layered." The New York Times; "This picture book demands audience participation... Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" The Bookseller"

              Mo Willems

              Mo Willems is an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books.After graduating from Tisch, Willems spent a year traveling around the world drawing a cartoon every day, all of which have been published in the book You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons.

              Returning to New York, he started his career as a writer and animator for Sesame Street, where he earned six Emmy Awards for writing during his tenure from 1993 to January 2002.

              Willems' books have been translated into a number of languages, spawned animated shorts that have twice been awarded the Carnegie Medal (Knuffle Bunny and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and been developed into theatrical musical productions. His illustrations, wire sculpture, and carved ceramics have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation.

              Visit Mo Willems's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9781844285136
              ISBN-10: 1844285138
              Audience: Children
              For Ages: 5 - 6 years old
              For Grades: 1
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 35
              Published: 5th July 2004
              Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 23.1  x 0.5
              Weight (kg): 0.17