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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
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Jun 30, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: best-read-alouds

This is the best read aloud ever. The premise is unique; a pigeon who wants to drive a bus. Spot on line drawings that are easy to see and understand in unusual colors. The story begs to be interacted with. I tipped my hand to the kids to yell "No!" everytime the pigeon pleaded to drive the bus. Great pacing. A big surprise emotional explosion which takes kids off guard. And finally a fun twist ending.

If you are feeling artsy, Mo Willems provides a simple how-to-draw the pigeon tutorial on this website:

I have done this approximately one million times with K-2. It is super easy to demonstrate and the kids get a sense of mastery and they are stunned at how well it turns out.

Supplies: paper, pencil, eraser for the perfectionists, and crayons if there is time to color.
I have also demo'ed how to drive the bus.

Tips: Be sure the artists get started at the top of their paper or they won't have room for the legs.

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message 1: by Margaret (new)

Margaret This sounds like so much fun. It makes me miss reading to primary students in the library.... enjoy yourself!

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