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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
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|Brand Name||Constructive Playthings|
|EAN||8601416094786 , 8601400181959 , 9780786819881 , 8601400581995 , 0852687849102 , 0649829273921 , 8601421759243|
|Global Trade Identification Number||00649829273921 , 09780786819881|
|Is Assembly Required?||false|
|Number of Items||1|
|UPC||852687849102 , 649829273921|
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When the driver leaves the bus temporarily, he gives the reader just one instruction: Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this is a brilliantly original book.
Awe inspiring coming of age tale * The Bookseller * Laughs a-plenty . . . simple enough for very young children to enjoy and funny enough to keep even the most jaded parent entertained -- Steve Voake * Well's Life * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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Though we're giving this book to our 2 year old grandson on his birthday, I wish I'd had it when I was full-time babysitting our 4-1/2 year old grandson at that age! Just love him to pieces, all of that spunk and fire, but - out of our three grandsons - he's the one who seemed to be "pushing the limits" from Day 1! This is an interactive type of book, beginning with a bus driver telling your child that he has to leave for a bit, asking that your child keep an eye on things while he's gone and to - above all - "Don't let the Pigeon drive the bus!" Now what child isn't going to be immediately drawn into a book that puts HIM/HER in charge?!
Throughout the book (with VERY simple, pale illustrations - not a lot of busyness on each page), the Pigeon looks directly at and speaks directly to your child, using all of the methods of pleading to get your little person to give in to letting him drive the bus that he/she might typically use to try to get his/her way with YOU (i.e."Please?", "I never get to do anything!", "How 'bout I give you five bucks?", "No fair!", etc.) The Pigeon finally resorts to throwing a physical and verbal tantrum... "LET ME DRIVE THE BUS!!!" and then sulks when he's still not allowed to. The driver returns, thanks your child, and then it ends with a big semi-trailer arriving, the Pigeon eyeing it and saying, "Hey...", ready to begin the whole scenario again - as children will do!
This is a silly little book where it'll be interesting to watch your child's reaction to having the tables turned!
this story correctly and humorously represents everyone at one point in their lives. every kid has hounded a parent to do something that they knew was futile to try- but did that ever stop us when we were kids? -- of course not. i loved this book.
It is refreshing that an author doesn't need elaborate and flowerly syntax to get his story to touch both young and old--thanks Mo Willems,your book was enjoyable and I get it!