Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
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The pigeon really wants to drive the bus
What will he try to get you to let him drive it
Will you be able to say “no” to the pigeon?
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and come to a decision his fate.
In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.
Amazon Exclusive: The Pigeon: A Life in Pictures (Click on images to enlarge)
|Back in 1993, I used to be cartooning for a ’zine. Because of a lack of other material, we determined to make the December issue a sketchbook with just my cartoons. I have been producing small cartoon and story sketchbooks for clients and pals every year since then.||In 1998, my sketchbook featured a new character, the Pigeon. Born in the margins of a 1997 notebook filled with potential picture book ideas, he was complaining that his ideas were better than mine. To mollify him, I put him in that year’s sketchbook.||The original sketchbook was much longer than the final published volume, but one of the most lines were the same.|
|In late 1999, an agent essentially agreed with the Pigeon and rejected my picture book ideas. She suggested I revisit my sketchbook with an eye to turning it into a picture book. My wife was working at a school library at the time and had read the sketchbook to her kids, who had enjoyed it. So I suppose it wasn’t too crazy an idea. I started to revise the layout and work with color.||At the end of 2001, after several dozen rejections because the book was “atypical,” an editor determined that “atypical” was a good thing. Plus, it made her laugh. I began reworking and rewriting. The Pigeon was now starting to look more like his mature self.||Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was published in April 2003 and, to my surprise, proved to be popular fairly quickly. Thankfully, that Pigeon doodle in the notebook back in 1997 was so insistent. He was right!|
The pigeon truly wants to drive the bus What is going to he try to get you to let him drive it Will you have the ability to say “no” to the pigeon? Caldecott medal winner
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