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 decide his fate In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler s temper tantrum I read this book and thought to research someon pigeons.All I found was, that pigeons population is growing leaps and bounds They are a mess to every car owners They live where people are there to feed them and all they do it again create a mess.I can t imagine pigeons taking over the world and ruling over human beings That s why it is advised not to let the pigeon drive the bus. After my daughter and I worked our way through the entire epic Elephant a tale of greed, ambition, hopes, dreams and wanting to drive a bus The story is simple, and delightful to children A bus driver asks the reader or at least the person the reader is reading to to keep a pigeon from driving his bus The pigeon will use all of his guile to convince yo After my daughter and I worked our way through the entire epic Elephant Piggie saga, we ve decided to move on to Mo Willems other big series The Pigeon The first in this series is a tale we can all relate to a tale of greed, ambition, hopes, dreams and wanting to drive a bus The story is simple, and delightful to children A bus driver asks the reader or at least the person the reader is reading to to keep a pigeon from driving his bus The pigeon will use all of his guile to convince you to allow it to drive the bus The reader must be resolute and tell it noThis friends, is the face of the great manipulator My daughter loved Elephant and Piggie, and delights in this one as well I confess I find the concept kind of amusing too It s made better in that my daughter, takes her job of telling the pigeon no so seriously, that she always finds it frustrating when the pigeon offers friendship She so wants to take him up on this offer, but knows that he must not be allowed to drive the bus under any circumstances It s a harsh world this book present Lies must be sifted through, obstacles overcome, but if one is resolute, they can overcome this foul fowl bird 4 5 stars Neo really enjoys much of what Mo Willems has to offer and this series is no exception When the bus driver has to step away for a few minutes, he asks the reader to keep an eye on the bus Easy work for sure, with only one golden rule don t let the pigeon drive the bus Well, that pigeon is as stubborn as a mule and will do anything to get the reader to allow him to drive When nothing seems to work and pitching a fit gets him nowhere, he storms off, only to encounter another potential adventu Neo really enjoys much of what Mo Willems has to offer and this series is no exception When the bus driver has to step away for a few minutes, he asks the reader to keep an eye on the bus Easy work for sure, with only one golden rule don t let the pigeon drive the bus Well, that pigeon is as stubborn as a mule and will do anything to get the reader to allow him to drive When nothing seems to work and pitching a fit gets him nowhere, he storms off, only to encounter another potential adventure Neo laughed as he watched this pigeon getandupset, begging for the chance to break the rules He does not see it, but I have noticed many pigeon like attributes in my ginger My grandson, Mr H, loves the pigeon books With this one he was supposed to tell the pigeon no every time he asked to drive the bus But, Mr H is a bit of a rebel He kept telling the pigeon that as long as he was careful he could drive the bus. I liked the illustrations, it was amusing for an adult to read I read this to my children when they were small, they felt sorry for the pigeon and thought the book would have beenfun if the pigeon had taken the bus for a drive I can see why some children would enjoy saying no to the pigeon, maybe cathartic after being told no a lot I d rather not encourage small children to shout no all the time, sometimes it is necessary but in my experience they don t need encouraging to say that word I liked the illustrations, it was amusing for an adult to read I read this to my children when they were small, they felt sorry for the pigeon and thought the book would have beenfun if the pigeon had taken the bus for a drive I can see why some children would enjoy saying no to the pigeon, maybe cathartic after being told no a lot I d rather not encourage small children to shout no all the time, sometimes it is necessary but in my experience they don t need encouraging to say that word I would love to see a version called Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, muchfun for the children to shout Go pigeon, go, put your foot down, mind that pedestrianRead on open library I do not like the artwork of Mo Willems He did the Elephant and Piggie series and I didn t like that series Now, the kids did like it I went into this with dread, I ll be honest.This was very creative This gets the reader involved A bus driver asks us to look after his bus while he is gone and he tells us not to let the pigeon drive the bus under any circumstances The pigeon spends the book trying to get us to let him drive the bus He uses all the tricks that children use on adults It s I do not like the artwork of Mo Willems He did the Elephant and Piggie series and I didn t like that series Now, the kids did like it I went into this with dread, I ll be honest.This was very creative This gets the reader involved A bus driver asks us to look after his bus while he is gone and he tells us not to let the pigeon drive the bus under any circumstances The pigeon spends the book trying to get us to let him drive the bus He uses all the tricks that children use on adults It s cute and right on I still hate the artwork, but I enjoyed the story.The nephew laughed at this story He kept telling the pigeon to drive the bus and laughing about it I would say, no, you can t let the pigeon drive the bus He would do it again The niece laughed at this too She said that this was all the stuff that her brother does when he wants something I laughed at that and reminded her that she does that too He gave this 4 stars and she gave this 4 stars as well It s obviously something kids get and I don t, so I m giving itstars than I would The friendly bus driver entrusts the reader with not letting the pigeon drive the bus The rest of the story is the pigeon wheedling the reader to let him drive the bus I really like this idea Younger kids can just read the story and see the pigeon throwing a fit It s funny, the pigeon s silly and tries all the sorts of excuses and whining that a child uses when they want anything BUT the text also allows you to take it further the pigeon says, Come on, just for 5 minutes You can turn to The friendly bus driver entrusts the reader with not letting the pigeon drive the bus The rest of the story is the pigeon wheedling the reader to let him drive the bus I really like this idea Younger kids can just read the story and see the pigeon throwing a fit It s funny, the pigeon s silly and tries all the sorts of excuses and whining that a child uses when they want anything BUT the text also allows you to take it further the pigeon says, Come on, just for 5 minutes You can turn to your child and say, What do you say and allow her to directly engage and speak back to the book Sorry, OKAY I m sure that many readers can make well thought analyzes of this book but 1 I kinda hate that freaking pigeon UGHH so annoying, I swear 2 I must have read it wrong I don t see the point at all except making children yell NO I mean, good for you, but in my experience, it s not something that hard to achieve now is it There are books wayinteresting that get the readers involved.3 I must have seen the pictures wrong, because I thought that they were pretty awful, and Sorry, OKAY I m sure that many readers can make well thought analyzes of this book but 1 I kinda hate that freaking pigeon UGHH so annoying, I swear 2 I must have read it wrong I don t see the point at all except making children yell NO I mean, good for you, but in my experience, it s not something that hard to achieve now is it There are books wayinteresting that get the readers involved.3 I must have seen the pictures wrong, because I thought that they were pretty awful, and HEY They won a prize Wait, I m going to try onceHmm no Still hate them Sorry I know people find them cute or something shrugs 4 My pupils reaction Is that it I tried it with 3 to 10 years old children I have read many books by Mo Willems that have been honored with the Caldecott Honor award, which included the Knuffle Bunny series Now I have recently read Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus which is actually Mo Willems first children s book and is a Caldecott Honor book and it is about how the Pigeon keeps asking the audience if he could drive the bus after the bus driver leaves to run an errand Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is truly a memorable book that children can read over I have read many books by Mo Willems that have been honored with the Caldecott Honor award, which included the Knuffle Bunny series Now I have recently read Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus which is actually Mo Willems first children s book and is a Caldecott Honor book and it is about how the Pigeon keeps asking the audience if he could drive the bus after the bus driver leaves to run an errand Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is truly a memorable book that children can read over and over again At the beginning of the book, a bus driver comes by and tells the audience that he has to leave to do something, but before he leaves, he warns the audience, DON T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS After the bus driver leaves, the pigeon comes by and starts asking the audience if he could drive the bus.Wow I never would have thought that a book a pigeon just asking the audience if he can drive the bus throughout the book would be so interesting to read Mo Willems has done an awesome job at both illustrating and writing this book about the pigeon asking everyone if he could drive the bus What I found so interesting about this book was the fact that the only illustrations shown in this book were mainly of a blue pigeon and a bus driver in a grey and green uniform who only shows up at the beginning and end of the book, but Mo Williems did a great job at making this book extremely hilarious by giving out different expressions for the pigeon which ranges from excitement to anger Mo Williem s writing is extremely simple yet witty at the same time as it goes to show that you do not have to have long sentences to make a great book What I really loved about Mo Williems writing is the dialogue that the Pigeon is given as it is hilarious and witty to listen to and my favorite quotes from the pigeon were, Pigeon at the Wheel and No I never get to do anything All in all, Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is truly one unique and hilarious children s book that every child who love witty humor will definitely get a kick out of it I would recommend this book to children ages three and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book and the format is simple enough for small children to understand.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog