Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

( 29 )

Overview

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Hardcover
$10.12
BN.com price
(Save 36%)$15.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (30) from $1.99   
  • New (15) from $9.03   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Let's face it: Toddlers don't want to go to bed. Neither does the very stubborn insomniac pigeonwho stars in this adorable picture book. Any reader who has ever bargained for "just one more video" before bedtime can identify with the sly hero of this funny interactive story.
Children's Literature - Ashley Hergenroeder
As the author of many humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny, Mo Willems has the ability to make readers laugh—this story is no exception. It begins with the narrator having a hard time getting a pigeon, the main character, to bed. This narrator has asked the reader to help make sure the pigeon does not stay up late. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Like any normal, energetic child, the pigeon invents excuse after excuse of why he should not go to bed at this time. He also tries to change the subject to anything that does not involve going to bed. Excuses like having a hot dog party are one of the many creative stalling tactics used by the pigeon to stay up even five minutes later—and a wonderful bit of Willems' style. The pigeon refuses to admit that he needs to go to bed but his yawns make it quite obvious that he should. The simple pictures in this funny story will have children sympathizing with this pigeon and making excuses of their own about why they too should stay up late.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The star of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Hyperion, 2003) returns in another irresistible tale. Hurrying away to brush his teeth, the pajama-clad bus driver implores readers not to let his feathered friend stay up late. Youngsters are thrust into the role of caregiver as the puerile pigeon attempts to talk his way out of the inevitable, coming up with requests that range from manipulative ("I hear there's a good show about birds on TV tonight. Should be very educational") to cajoling ("Y'know, we never get to talk anymore. Tell me about your day-") to classic ("Can I have a glass of water?"). Meanwhile, the fowl fights yawns and tries to keep his wide eye open, despite a drooping lid. Defying drowsiness to the last, he finally falls asleep, clutching his stuffed bunny tightly under his wing. Set against comfortably faded pastel backgrounds, the cartoon artwork focuses tightly on the main character, with his comments presented in dialogue balloons. The black-crayon lines speak volumes, as the pigeon's body language and the positioning of his ever-expressive eye humorously convey each nuance of the text. Children will be charmed by this bedtime treat, which will have them laughing out loud at the pigeon-and at themselves.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The pigeon with Attitude is back, trying every persuasive trick in his arsenal to convince readers to let him stay up late. After his 2004 outing with the hot dog, the presentation reverts to the original direct-address format, the pajama-clad bus driver asking readers to take care of things while he brushes his teeth. The pigeon ("First of all, I'm not even tired!") alternates bombast with plaintiveness as the page backgrounds change from the familiar dusty pink to a deep, restful blue. The inevitable end is never in doubt, as our persistent hero fights off yawn after colossal yawn, increasingly bleary-eyed despite his determination to stay up late. Readers will easily recognize themselves in the pigeon, even as they will delight in sending him to bed-the fact that he sleeps with a stuffed knuffle bunny will add to the intertextual fun. If this offering necessarily lacks the freshness of the original, its wholehearted sense of fun more than makes up for any hint of formula. Sure to provide excuses to stay up late ("C'mon! What's five minutes in the grand scheme of things?") to countless giggling kids. (Picture book. 3-6)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Oh that pigeon—the embodiment of every kid's secret desires. Now he wants to stay up late. The bus driver, in nightcap and pajamas, warns children not to be swayed by the pigeon's arguments. That doesn't stop our plumed persuader from trying to have his way. The book by Mo Willems (Hyperion, 2006) is the third of the popular Pigeon series. In this production, Willems is the pigeon, while Jon Scieszka pops in for a brief stint as the bus driver. The book, while delightful, is very short. To expand it for this production, it has been animated and somewhat augmented with additional illustrations and a tad more text. Be sure to watch the end which goes off on a fun hotdog/bus/bunny tangent. Children's reactions are part of the audio and will encourage young audiences to participate. An interview with the author provides insights and shows him reading the book to a group of children. Subtitles are optional. The book/CD combination would be a great reading center for kindergarten or first-grade classrooms. This delightful production will have viewers giggling even as they begin to yawn.—Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786837465
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Pigeon Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 464
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mo Willems

#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!, KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE, and KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A TALE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Western Massachusetts.

#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!, KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE, and KNUFFLE BUNNY TOO: A TALE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Western Massachusetts.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 29 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(23)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(4)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 29 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Kids will love it.

    Fun and easy reading for children.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 28, 2011

    Neither my 3 year s book, nor I enjoy this book

    barely read it once, nothing to it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Couldn't be more happy with the pigeon series!

    My 2 year old son loves the pigeon books. He got 3 of them as a birthday gift and has enjoyed them so much that I ordered some for his 2yr old cousin. We also have "The Pigeon finds a hot dog" and "The Pigeon wants a puppy." We have read them so many times that he has started repeating parts after I read them. Also, I don't mind reading them over and over because they are entertaining and amusing to me as well.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Hysterical book!

    We got this book for my son when he was 4. He is now 6 and we're still reading it. It is such a simple book, but so funny. The illustrations of the various moods of the pigeon say so much without many words. We have all of the other Pigeon books and also Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems and my son loves them all. I bought it this X-mas for my nephew who is 3.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    Entertaining for parent and child

    This is among my son's favorite books (age 15 months); he of course does not really understand the text, but he likes to see it, and likes my reading it to him. And any parent will recognize the type of negotiation that the pigeon does. I expect the book to have a second life when he gets old enough to understand it. Another book by the same author (Don't let the pigeon drive the bus) is less funny; it follows very much the same pattern, but the
    jokes are better the first time. But we very much recommend this book (don't let the pigeon stay up late).

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2009

    HILARIOUS and true...

    Pigeon doesn't want to go to bed - he's not tired - YAWN!!!! I swear my 1st grader was the model for the writing of this book because he uses all of these tricks to try and stay up late! Mo Willems hits it right on the head and your funny bone too! A great gift for emerging readers. Boys will pick it up - and most of the pigeon series - and stay with the whole series....

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 6, 2009

    Fun!!

    We just love this pigeon! This book did not disappoint. We have already read it at least a dozen times. Such simple drawings somehow capture the pigeon's personality. This might not be a good bedtime choice, since we tend to get pretty wound up reading it. (We kind of act it out along the way, too.) I don't think we've ever picked up a pigeon book that we haven't read it several times in one sitting.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 19, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Great for toddlers' speach

    My 2 yr old son LOVES this book! I read it to him before nap time & he knows a lot of the lines now. He calls it "the birdy night-night book" :) The pigeon has a great child-like personality, and strong facial expressions... making it fun to add diff. tones when he says things like, "i'm not even tired!" or "okay, that was definately not a yawn." All the Pigeon books are great for any age kid.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 20, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late!

    Love this book! The author is amazing!!! I am starting a collection of books (I plan on becoming a teacher) and Mo Willems' books are all in my collection. I read them to the kindergartners and they LOVE IT! Even the high school students seem to love it too.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    A reviewer

    im 12 and in the 6th grade. last year, as part of my library klass (obviously not 4 spelling klass) i read and memorized 'don't let the pigeon drive the bus' 4 the 1st grade klass in my skool and they LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!! now, this year, im going 2 read 'don't let the pigeon stay up late'!!!! me and my friend have a legacy and we JUST CAN'T let our fan club down!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    AWESOME BOOK!

    My friend syd and I love this book!! We love it so much that we are going to do it in school for a reading thing that we do. We are both in 6th grade (AWESOME!) and love the Mo William books. I also love Dont let the pigeon drive the bus!!!!! GO MO!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    Hilarious book

    My son absolutely loves this book. He is only four years old and has memorized the entire thing. He reads it from memory with great expression and has the whole family laughing. This is the best pigeon book yet!!! And we have most of them.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2006

    You haven't read this yet? what, WHAT?

    This book is hilarious and my 2-year old son's new favorite. he knows almost the entire thing by heart and walks around the house reciting it constantly. We ran out and got some others in the series and they are just a good. Truly a wonderful reading experience for the whole family. Mo Willems's books are very simple yet very whitty.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2006

    First Graders are Hooked!

    We have all the other 'Pigeon' books in my classroom! They love that silly pigeon and take his bed time very seriously. We read the Pigeon books every year and the children write their own Pigeon tales. A funny story with lots of candor and expression. It's a delight to hear the children read it aloud!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2006

    Don't Let the Pigeon Stay on the Bookstore Shelf!

    Seriously, Mo Willems is a comic genius. The illustrations in his pigeon books are so simplistic and yet convey such a wealth of emotion... Hilarious!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 29 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)