If your kids are anything like mine, they hear `no’ a lot. As in no, you can’t have chocolate for breakfast; no, you can’t have a snack before dinner; and no, you can’t play outside without your hat. So all hail genius American writer Mo Willems for creating a stunningly original picture book where toddlers and preschoolers are the ones who get to say no for a change.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is a hysterically funny tale about a pigeon who wants to drive a bus. He begs. He pleads. He cajoles. He has a massive melt-down worthy of any self-respecting three or four-year-old. And every step of the way, kids get to say (or shout!) the word that usually gives them so much angst – no!
My kids adore this book and it still makes me chuckle, even though I’ve read it to them about a gazillion times. One read and you’ll understand too why it has won a swag of awards, including a prestigious Caldecott Honour. But a word of warning – don’t pluck it from the bookshelf at bedtime because it will leave your kids too hyped up to sleep!
You can find Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! at The Book Depository for a measly $9.34, with free postage thrown in.