Review – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

We first met Pigeon for our first review of 2019 and, after Baby L got to read a different book featuring Pigeon last night, there was only one choice for tonight’s bedtime story – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems.

This time out, our bloke-with-a-dislike-for-Pigeon tasks us with looking after his bus and making sure Pigeon doesn’t drive it. The moment he leaves, Pigeon appears and is instantly at his most persuasive best. Pleading, offers of cash, comparisons with your mum and fury all follow but to no avail! This time though, the book hints at more Pigeon-pestering to come with the arrival of a big, red lorry!

Just as enjoyable as the first although the shine of originality has rubbed off somewhat now the experience isn’t new (this is the first in the series but not our first encounter!). Pigeon is hilarious in his desperation and the format is enjoyable, with a range of emotions and tactics employed to persuade the reader. The illustration is simple, sharp and aids understanding.

One that children of all ages will enjoy – a fun, interactive reading experience. T liked this and told me, “it’s not fair on Pigeon and he should drive.” He decided to take on the role of denier during his solo read, using me as Pigeon!

You can get a copy of tonight’s read via the following link.


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