Pigeon is not happy because Duckling gets a cookie

One of Mo Willems’ best loved characters, Pigeon, is back… And he’s not happy!

It’s the fifth book of Mo Willems best-selling Pigeon series, The Duckling Gets a Cookie?!. and Pigeon is his usual loud, whining and persuasive self – that’s what we’ve grown to love!

When well-mannered Duckling asks nicely for a cookie and gets it, Pigeon has one his of fabulous, over-the-top tantrums. Outraged, he yells – “I ask for things ALL THE TIME! I ask to drive the bus! I ask for hot dog parties!…But do I get what I ask for? Nooooooooooooooooo!”

Given that Willems’ illustrations are simple, it’s remarkable that the characters are so expressive – Pigeon’s facial expressions and his tantrum are hilarious and will be enjoyed by kids as young as two years old.

Find The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! at Book Depository. Book Depository deliver free to Australia. Find more by Mo Willems in our previous posts and for grown-ups who can’t get enough of Pigeon and his ranty behaviour, you’ll find him on Twitter.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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