Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Mo Willems

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786819881
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Series: Mo Willems's Pigeon Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,499
Product dimensions: 9.62(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his picture books and two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals and five Geisel Honors for his celebrated Elephant & Piggie series. He lives in Massachusetts with his family. Learn more at pigeonpresents.com.

Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his picture books and two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals and five Geisel Honors for his celebrated Elephant & Piggie series. He lives in Massachusetts with his family. Learn more at pigeonpresents.com.

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 175 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is one of my 3 year old's favorites. We have so much fun reading it together. He gets a kick out of telling Pigeon "No" after every attempt he makes to try and convince you to let him drive the bus. It is a lot of fun to read with your child and act out the emotions.
Nella More than 1 year ago
I originally heard this story in my college course. It was a elementary education course in teaching language arts and at the start of each class our professor would read to us as if we were children. We all thought it was adorable and fit for young children. Its simple illustrations simply came alive with the book's main character the pigeon! I thought to myself how I would love to have it in my future classroom but first I must get passed the real test...my three year old daughter! Needless to say after reading it once to her during bedtime, she was hooked! In fact during her show and tell at school, she demanded that this book be her choice to show to her friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book (with FULL expression for the temper tantrum) to my first graders. They delighted in the book, and it is always (no hyperbole) always the first book they pick when we have free reading time. It has proven motivational for my students who are finding learning to read difficult - they will persist and work their way through this book as no other. It's a winner! (Thanks, Mr. Willems, for making my job just a little easier and a lot more fun!)
JillS91 More than 1 year ago
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is an engaging interactive read aloud story. The bus driver talks directly to the audience and tells them not to let the pigeon drive the bus. The children will answer "no" to the pigeon's pleas to drive the bus as you read along. The story is funny and the pictures are simple yet captivating for young children. Ages 3-6.
Julia_Shpak More than 1 year ago
Pigeon goes on and on trying to persuade the reader to let him drive the bus, like so: "I tell you what: I'll just steer", "Hey, I've got an idea. Let's play `Drive the Bus'. I'll go first". And the kids get to say . NO! That makes them feel superior, grown up, and responsible (since the bus driver asks everyone not to let the pigeon drive the bus while he is away). It almost lets kids to be parents for a while! And they love it. Nothing can be more entertaining to the little ones as to boss around the poor pigeon, while they learn how to say no to manipulating and may be . even may be... recognize themselves in a fussy pigeon. Besides great interaction with reader, this small book is full of fun and deceptively simple artwork that looks like it was drawn by the kids themselves. But don't let the simplicity fool you - the pigeon's eyes are drawn very expressively and full of emotion, which only more delightful to the readers. Large letters are great for preschoolers to let them learn letters and new words.
Dr_Mommy More than 1 year ago
What a fun book to share with your little one! He will enjoy shouting "no!" in a playful way in this adorable story and will want to read it again and again.
Krita More than 1 year ago
My 2 and 3-year-old grandchildren love this book. It captures their attention, makes them laugh out loud and provides a wonderful source of play-acting -- they love to act out the story of the hapless pigeon who so desperately wants a chance to drive that bus!
elfchild on LibraryThing 4 months ago
Everyone (or nearly everyone) seems to love this book. So, we tried it - and had a visceral negative reaction. We read to our daughter every day. I try hard to stop what I am doing and read to her when she comes toddling up with a book in her hands. For the sake of sanity, we've experimented with picture books, particularly rhyming picture books, but really anything with very brief text so we don't go completely mad with repetition. This is NOT behavior we wanted to introduce to our toddler daughter. That said, when she's older and able to understand that the pigeon's behavior is not to be emulated, we might give this another try. maybe.
blue8444 on LibraryThing 4 months ago
This is my son's (14 months old) absolute favorite. If I pick it up he comes flying across the room to read it with me. He loves the look of it and the lines, and will even say "uh oh" toward the end when the pigeon does. I don't really know what it is about it, but he's really drawn to it.
Mparis on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A bus driver has to take a break and asks you to make sure the pigeon doesn't drive his bus. This pigeon REALLY wants to drive it, however, and tries to talk you into it!I love Mo Willems and his pigeon books are some of my student's favorites. We like to talk back to the pigeon since he seems to be talking to us.Classroom connection: Transportation
Devine1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Summary: Fun story about a Pigeon that wants to drive a bus. The bus driver leaves you in charge to make sure that the pigeon does not drive the bus. Once the bus driver is gone the pigeon is relentless about asking us to drive the bus, he pleads, begs, and tries to bargain with you to let him drive. Of course we do not let him.Personal Reaction:The book was interactive it made the children believe they were being talked to. It was funny, I enjoyed it. Extension ideas:1. Talk about why the pigeon could not drive the bus. Bring up saftey.2. Have the kids make buses.3. Create bus rules with kids.
cwollan09 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Genre: FantasyPlot: 2 StarsReview: On the E-Book, students can work with the application to create specific parts of the story. A pigeon tries to get students to let him be the principal of the school, but they say no. This book is a good example of fantasy because the bird talks and does tricks that cannot happen in real life.Media: Digital
cmiller05 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The Bus Driver asks you, the reader, to watch the bus and not let the pigeon drive. The pigeon shows up and throughout the whole book tries different forms of persuasion to try to get his way.
cmbohn on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Absolutely priceless! A great story for any one who's ever known a toddler. My kids think it's hilarious.
juanitaloo on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The miminalist style of the illustrations are reminiscent of cartoon stills. Each page shows the next frame in the cartoon. The text of the entire story is shown in speech bubbles. The colors are muted and kept minimal to a few tones. Young children recognize the tricks the pigeon uses to get his way as the same ones they use, except this time they are in the parent's seat and have the power to say, "No!"
katrinafroelich on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The illustrations and dialogue bubbles are uniquely Willem¿s style. He captures the Pigeon¿s angst, pleading, and eventual tantrum with incredible wit and expression. I particularly enjoy the lost feathers scattered about after a massive tantrum. He also uses dramatic surprise as the bus pulls away the next opportunity (a truck) arrives.
libby.gorman on LibraryThing 5 months ago
An AWESOME book for participatory read-alouds, and just plain fun.
nboria05 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book is a great book for early childhood where children learn to interact and say, "no!" Something children really need help with! heehee The pigeon comes up with all sorts of great excuses which can be a good lead in to defending an argument, but mostly, I just think this is a great book for children to fall in love with reading for pleasure. I've read this book with very young children up to third grade and they all love it!
sharmon05 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The style of this book is very unique. The way the author writes the book really brings the reader into the story and makes it as if they were the second character. This really engages readers. This book is a good example of a fantasy, because the main character is a talking pigeon who wants to drive a bus.
missrader on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Simple, cartoon-like illustrations that tell a humourous story about a pigeon who wants to drive a bus.
jcraft on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a fun story that I love reading to my kids. With this book you are able to engage the children as the passenger on the bus who is supposed to keep the pigeon from driving the bus.
cvyork on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A book in which pigeon speaks to the reader! Very entertaining book, but the plot does not evolve as much as it does in 'Pigeon wants Puppy'. Actually there really is not much plot at all, but it does mirror a child's thought and actions. That was the redeeming quality. This may be Mo Willems worst that I've read!
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Hilarious, with lots of opportunities for kids to participate reading along. This is a simple story, a bus driver asks the reader to not let the pigeon drive the bus, and the pigeon pleads desperately to drive.I'm not sure that kids will laugh at the pigeon's pleas for the same reasons that I did, but the idea of a pigeon driving the bus is amusing enough to make the story enjoyable.On the second last page I though the pigeon was done for, but the ending was happy.
dylantanner on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A conniving pigeon tries to get behind the wheel of a city bus. Children's picture bookWho doesn't love the Pigeon. Kids freak out. They get to say NO!This is a great read along. I read it to 20 three year-olds and they lost it. Once they get a chance to yell, there is no stopping them.
Bookwormeater on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Kids would really like this interactive book about a bus driver leaving the fate of the bus in your hands. Your not suppose to let the pigeon drive the bus. The pigeon begs and throws a fit, but you don't let him. So, the pigeon get's the idea of being a 18-wheeler driver.