Sunday, September 19, 2010

Book Review - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

I had the opportunity to read a delightful book to my three boys earlier tonight.  It is called Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

There is a definite reason why this book is a Caldecott winner.  The story line is hilarious!  It starts with a bus driver speaking directly to the reader to not let the pigeon drive the bus when he is gone.  As soon the bus driver leaves, the pigeon starts a dialogue with the reader as to how he wants to drive the bus.  You will have to read it and see if the poor pigeon ever gets to drive the bus :) 

I really enjoyed reading this book to my children.  It was so much fun using voice inflection to make the story come to life.  The illustrations are very simple, as you can see by the cover of the book but so true to the story line.  My boys ages 6, 5 and 2 loved it.  They laughed through the whole book and said it was so FUNNY!  It was wonderful seeing them interact with the pigeon as the story was told.  It makes everyone want to talk to the pigeon as if the scene is really taking place.  This will definitely become a favorite of ours.  The only question/disappointment was from my six year old on how the story ended (but I can't tell you that and wreak the ending to the story).  Let me just say he wasn't ready for the story to end yet.

As soon as we were done reading the book my six year old wanted to read it by himself.

You can purchase this great book from pamondon online.  I have attached the link below - otherwise you will see their ad on the top right side of my blog page.  You can click right on there to bring you directly to their site.

I want to take this opporunity to thank Pamondon for allowing me to reveiw one of the many great books they have for sale on their site.  They are such a great company with a small town feel (which many times is missing so often with online shopping).  I already placed my first order with them for a book called "Your Favorite Seuss - A baker's dozen by the one and only Dr. Seuss".  It arrived in a timely fashion at a great price! Go check out Pamadon's site and see what you have been missing - AND find out what happened to the pigeon.


  1. LOVE this book. My husband and I occasionally go on bookstore dates and sit in the children's section of the bookstore and read books to each other. Yes, we often get odd glances from people for being two adults with no children hanging out in the children's section.
    Anyway, we read this book one day because it was on display, and we LOVED it. We were both dying laughing. I even bought a copy for my husband for his birthday.
    I fear that when we have kids, mom and dad will be more excited than our kids about storytime.

  2. I am including a link to "Don't Let the Pigeon be the Principal", an original podcast by my sister, a media specialist, and one of her 1st Grade classes. I think you will love it. (Mo Willems did!)

  3. Thank you Shelley - that was an awesome video - my boys loved watching it.

  4. WHT CAN'T WE READ THE BOOK??????????????????????


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