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Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 3—The incorrigible bird returns in his fourth full-length romp. This time, Pigeon voices another common childhood dream: he wants a puppy. And he wants it NOW. He even promises to take care of it: "I'll water it once a month." He argues his case so forcefully that a puppy appears, but it's more than he expects: "The teeth! The hair! That wet nose!...I mentioned the teeth, right?" So he sets his sights on a different pet. Kids will love this perfectly paced picture book, which offers both the expected (breaking the fourth wall, Pigeon's classic temper tantrum) and a new twist (Pigeon actually gets what he wants? Impossible!). Willems's hilariously expressive illustrations and engaging text are cinematic in their interplay. Maybe kids won't appreciate the genius behind it the way adults will, but that won't stop them from asking for this book again and again.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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Pigeon, the stubborn preschool impersonator last met in Don’t Let Pigeon Stay up Late (2006), returns for another encounter with an unseen adult. This time, he’s angling for a puppy, and once again his approach perfectly mirrors a child’s, from calm reassurances (“Oh, don’t worry. I’ll take care of it!”) to sulking to a full-blown tantrum: “I WANT A PUPPY! RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW!” Amazingly, his dream comes true, but when a big, slobbery pooch appears in the frame, the terrified Pigeon discovers that, in fact, he may not be a “puppy-loving pigeon” after all. Maybe a walrus is more his speed. Willems skillfully executes the formula that made previous Pigeon titles so popular: minimal artwork that places all the attention on the cajoling little bird, whose words and body language will strike a chord of familiarity with every child. Once again, kids will reach the story’s end wondering what Pigeon will want next. Preschool. --Gillian Engberg --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
This book is so cute and a little strange. But I guess that's like all the pigeon books. My son likes the inflection I use when I read it since the pigeon is so enthusiastic... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ruzena Privett
Didn't really like the Pigeon's tantrum:::"I WANT A PUPPY! RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW!" Now my little girl uses that phrase too often! Read morePublished 20 days ago by Patricia
My son loves all the pigeon books. While they're all very short (a sentence or two per page on average) - they engage and entertain him. That's the whole point. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Doctor Who Goth Nerd Kristine
My niece and nephew love this series! They call him the naughty pigeon!Published 3 months ago by Gloria Maynard
My Kindergarteners always LOVE these books. It works great with our speech bubble writing lessons.Published 3 months ago by Sandra Warren
My niece is going through a stage where she is obsessed with puppies. So when I picked up Mo Willems' The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, I had to get it for her. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers