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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
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Sep 16, 12

bookshelves: picture-storybooks
Read in September, 2012

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! written and illustrated by Mo Willems is a wonderful, modern, and interactive book written as half the dialogue between the audience and the main character Pigeon. The entire story line is about this Pigeon asking the audience to allow him to drive the bus after the audience was given specific instructions by the bus driver to not let the pigeon drive the bus!
The illustrations are muted colors and very simplistic, on nearly every page, only the pigeon is present with a speech bubble above it. The image of the pigeon is only ever a profile image including a circular head with an in-proportioned very large eye with a very small beak. His actions are dramatic and exaggerated to relate the voice of the Pigeon, be that it was sarcastic, sad, let down, or excited.
I gave this book 5 stars because it is a wonderful read-aloud or one-on-one book for preschool or kindergarten aged students. It is a great introduction to following directions and allowing students to learn how to no succumb to peer pressure since the pigeon tries everything in the book to convince the audience to let him drive the bus.
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