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

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Board Book Published: 1st October 2018
ISBN: 9781406386073
Number Of Pages: 40

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Mo Willems' acclaimed picture book debut in a brand new board book format.

When a bus driver takes a break in this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, 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 brilliantly original and funny picture book demands audience participation!

Book features :

  • The new board book format will bring Mo Willem's favourite Pigeon to a new generation of little hands.
  • The cartoon artwork, drawn with black-crayon lines and set on pastel backgrounds, is strikingly expressive and humorous.
  • Over 200,000 copies sold in the UK and Australia alone.
  • 2004: Caldecott Honor
  • Caldecott Honor - Winner

Industry Reviews

A raucous, zany, skit of a picture book...a masterful way of channelling a toddler's high spirits * Telegraph *
This brilliant story...manages to be beautiful to look at and funny to read, as well as requiring active audience participation. * Guardian *
There is no such thing as a bad Mo Willems book * The Times *
If there's a living creator of children's books who stands a chance of occupying a cultural position akin to a Dr Seuss or a Charles M. Schulz, it's Mr Willems * The New York Times *

ISBN: 9781406386073
ISBN-10: 1406386073
Audience: Children
Format: Board Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st October 2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.2 x 16.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.36

Mo Willems

About the Author

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