Book Review: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

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As part of a Children’s Readathon on my blog in August 2018, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems was selected as one of the award-winning books to read. It took home the Caldecott Honor Award in 2004. Since I’d just finished my children’s education courses in college right before then, I never had a chance to read this one. It was a first-time experience thanks to the lovely Nina @ The Cozy Pages; she suggested this wonderful book.makes a difference in their lives! 4.5 stars for this one!

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A pigeon driving a bus? Well.. it’s very cute and part of a whole series involving experiences the pigeon goes through. I must read more of them! In this adorable picture book, the bus driver needs to step away from the bus. He tells everyone not to let the pigeon drive the bus. As soon as the driver leaves, the pigeon tries his or her best to convince everyone to let him drive. But they won’t give him, so he never gets to do it! When he jumps off in frustration, the driver returns and leaves without the poor pigeon!

What a lesson for kids. Peer pressure. Bad attitudes. Silliness. Safety. Keeping quiet. All the things to show why it’s good not to ‘give in’ to someone just because they try to get you to do something.

If you’ve not seen the series or heard of them, check it out! Buy a copy for a kid you know… it’s what

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17 thoughts on “Book Review: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

    scr4pl80 said:
    August 15, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    My first time reading this one too. I’ll be doing my review on Saturday with the other books for this week.

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    Lisa@LismorePaper said:
    August 15, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    This is the cutest! I also like the illustration. 💗

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    LA said:
    August 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    My kid used to love mo willems. Went to a reading at the children’s bookshop on like 17th street which I can’t remember name

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 16, 2018 at 6:57 AM

      I wonder what it was like to be a kid in nyc!

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        LA said:
        August 16, 2018 at 9:14 AM

        Well, as we travelled around the country, she said to me….”you did a terrible thing. You raised me in the most amazing place in the world. How is anyplace else going to compare?”

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        August 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM

        So true!

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    sharann said:
    August 16, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    Our family loves the Pigeon books! My kids made up some of their own Pigeon misadventures for a while. Don’t Let Pigeon Sit on a Cactus was a good one. lol!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 16, 2018 at 11:48 AM

      I’ll try that one. Thanks!

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        sharann said:
        August 16, 2018 at 11:50 AM

        Oh, my kids made that one. It doesn’t have a happy ending. You wouldn’t want to read it. lol!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        August 16, 2018 at 8:43 PM

        hehehe 🙂

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        August 16, 2018 at 8:44 PM

        I think you should pull it together and sell it!

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    carhicks said:
    August 19, 2018 at 8:27 AM

    I am so glad this one was selected. I am going to have to get the rest of them, I am sure my grandson will love them all. He laughed his head off at this one. We had so much fun reading it together.

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    Rae Longest said:
    September 1, 2018 at 7:12 AM

    Excellent review, Jay.

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