Walker Books, London, 2004
Paperback, 35 pages
Suggested reading age: 3+
Reviewed by: Indrani Perera
The Pigeon Drive the Bus is one of a very funny series of books by award winning author, Mo Willems. The books are about a cheeky pigeon who gets up to all sorts of mischief.
I know I said I hate books where animals dress up as people. And I do. Draw people if you want to tell a story about people and if you are doing a story about animals, make them animals, doing animal things. The pigeon in this book acts like a person but thankfully, isn't wearing a cute little dress. It is stretching things a bit to include these books on the site but that darn pigeon captured all our hearts. He is cheeky, irreverent and just more than a little bit like a small child. He is also funny enough that all the family like him - kids and parents alike. But whatever, you do, don't let the pigeon drive the bus!
Other titles in this series: The Duckling gets a Cookie?!, The Pigeon Needs a Bath, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late, The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog and The Pigeon Has Feelings Too.