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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

By Mo Willems

Winner of a 2004 Caldecott Honour Award.

When the driver leaves the bus temporarily, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this is a brilliantly original book.

  • "For a child, it's a delirious formula: all of a sudden, you're in charge of a bus... Well executed and so smartly layered." The New York Times
  • "This picture book demands audience participation - Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" The Bookseller

About the author

Six-time Emmy Award Winner and Caldecott Honor recipient, Mo Willems, spent nine years as a script-writer and animator for "Sesame Street". With over 100 short films and television half-hours to his credit, Mo s distinctive animated films have been shown in festivals around the world and been translated into a myriad of languages. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

Review

"A masterpiece of balance and line, colour and tone, as well as being extremely funny...it is rare to find such a sophisticated , yet appropriate, picture book for small children. Very highly recommended." Sydney's Child

Awards

2004: Caldecott Honor

Caldecott Honor - Winner

ISBN: 9781844285136
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2005
Dimensions: 228 x 228mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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