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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) Hardcover – April 3, 2012
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|Back in 1993, I was cartooning for a ’zine. Due to a lack of other material, we decided to make the December issue a sketchbook with just my cartoons. I have been producing small cartoon and story sketchbooks for clients and pals every year since then.||In 1998, my sketchbook featured a new character, the Pigeon. Born in the margins of a 1997 notebook filled with potential picture book ideas, he was complaining that his ideas were better than mine. To mollify him, I put him in that year’s sketchbook.||The original sketchbook was much longer than the final published volume, but some of the lines were the same.|
|In late 1999, an agent essentially agreed with the Pigeon and rejected my picture book ideas. She suggested I revisit my sketchbook with an eye to turning it into a picture book. My wife was working at a school library at the time and had read the sketchbook to her kids, who had enjoyed it. So I suppose it wasn’t too crazy an idea. I started to revise the layout and work with color.||At the end of 2001, after several dozen rejections because the book was “unusual,” an editor decided that “unusual” was a good thing. Plus, it made her laugh. I began reworking and rewriting. The Pigeon was now starting to look more like his mature self.||Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was published in April 2003 and, to my surprise, proved to be popular quite quickly. Thankfully, that Pigeon doodle in the notebook back in 1997 was so insistent. He was right!|
Top Customer Reviews
It's a fine book for ages 2 to 5/6 to teach (through adorably simple characters) the art of asking and giving (thank you).
Taken for what it is, designed for the youngest of book listeners and readers, it is similar to the author's other book in the pigeon series. The author, after all, got his start on Sesame Street (6 Emmy wins) which explain somewhat his book publishing success. He started with "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" and has been teaching small children big lessons since.
You will enjoy reading "The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?" to grandkids 2-6 (only if you have cookies nearby.) That my recommendation from a recently retired elementary teacher. Buy kids books, inspire them to learn, to read.
i did laugh my butt off on the initial read through though
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this to a group of kids ages 2-6, and they hung on every word, and boy oh boy were they surprised and delighted and truly relieved when they understood the deeply generous... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy K
Mo Willems is always fun, but these versions with the pigeon that have child/reader involvement are so fun.Published 1 month ago by Sarah Pearson
Our granddaughters are huge fans of Mo Willems books. They love the Piggy and Gerald series and now are fans of the Pigeon series as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by My 2 Cents
This book was awesome. I would have the Ducking for a friend because he is polite.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another great one in this series. I love the Pigeon (and the Duckling is a good addition to the cast).Published 2 months ago by Matt Anderson
I bought a bunch of Mo Willem's books for my kindergartener and he LOVED reading them. After the first couple times I read the book to him, he wanted to read it so that he could... Read morePublished 3 months ago by angela