What do you get when you add one bus and a very determined pigeon? You get Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! An interactive children’s book that was awarded a Caldecott honor. In this story, readers will be asked to interact aloud and answer whether or not they think the pigeon ought to drive the bus.
Readers will have to endure the pigeon’s repeated attempts as he makes promises, begs and even pleads with the audience to just let him drive.
In this story, Mo Willems, has perfectly captured childish resolve through this strong willed and downright bratty bird.
This book is part of a series of books; Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, and The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog. In addition to this series, author Mo Willems has a website: http://www.mowillems.com/ where children and adults can visit for games and activities. You can even catch the pigeon Tweeting on Twitter (no pun, I swear!) at: @The_Pigeon.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the bus is a story for those 2 to 8 years of age. This book easily makes the five star mark for its creativity and charismatic story telling. ★★★★★