The Pigeon Wants To Know

2017 pigeon hey what are you reading

I found this bookmark in a library book, and had to smile. Ah, that lovable pigeon! The one that wants to drive a school-bus. The one that refuses to go to bed. The one that’s dying to have a puppy. The one trying to avoid the nightly bath.

The Pigeon Wants A Puppy

So what ARE you reading this summer? If you shrugged and said “I dunno”, start off by picking up one of the Mo Willem’s pigeon books and reading it aloud to a child. That’ll put you in a happy state of mind, and you’ll start looking for another book to read. And that, my friends, is the pigeon’s sneaky plan…


Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus – by Mo Willems (2003)

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

Take a break from reading your own book, and read this Mo Willems book to a small child. It could be your own kid, your nephew, your niece, your grandchild, or a friend’s child. It only takes a few minutes to read, but you will be laughing and bonding with that little one!

It’s the delightful story of a pigeon who dreams of driving a school bus, and sees his chance when the bus driver goes on break. The pigeon begs and pleads, using every argument he can think of. You’ll laugh as you realize his words are the same ones we used as kids to get something we really, really wanted. Although the book was written for 2 to 6-year-olds,┬áit makes folks of all ages feel good!