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Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! by Mo…
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Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Mo Williams (Author)

Series: The Pigeon (2)

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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place.
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Title:Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!
Authors:Mo Williams (Author)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (2003), Edition: First Edition
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems (2003)

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems (2003)
  arosoff | Jul 10, 2021 |
Mo Willems is a great author and is very humorous throughout the book. This book was about the bus driver saying do not let the pigeon drive the bus to the reader. The pigeon throughout the book is trying to convince you to let him drive the bus. ( )
  kimmiestack | Jun 29, 2021 |
This is the first book in the pigeon series that started it all. This interactive book talks to the reader directly and puts them in the position to answer the over excited pigeons question. All he wants is to drive the bus. However, the bus driver puts the reader in charge and young readers know that they can’t drive a bus which means pigeon can’t either. He is basically a kid himself. Reacting just like children do when they are trying to get their way. This is a book toddlers and kindergarten kids will love. Because it’s a repetitious book, they will pick up the dialogue real quick.

Mo Willems also has a great website that feature his characters and has many resources for teachers and activities for kids. The Pigeon collection is a must have in PK-1 classroom libraries. ( )
  BookwormMarie | May 23, 2021 |
I discovered this book after seeing my students' love for Willems' Piggy and Gerald series and deciding to explore other works by the author. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a highly interactive read-aloud where the pigeon attempts to convince the readers to allow it to drive the bus, coming up with a variety of increasingly crazy reasons why they should be permitted to do so. This book, like many of Willems's work, is a great way to teach the basic elements of a graphic novel including speech bubbles and how characters express themselves in this format. It's also extremely funny and engaging, and is therefore an excellent selection get K/1 students engaged in reading through an animal fantasy title. There are plentiful resources online to accompany Mo Willems's work, but perhaps my favorite are the interactive "lunch doodles" he created during the pandemic to foster a love of storytelling through art. A link to these videos can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8&t=14s
  RoseGruszecki | Apr 27, 2021 |
This book would be good for primary. I am a sub and read this to my first graders.
This book is about a pigeon who is trying to convince the reader to let him drive the school bus. This makes the book interactive.
This entire week we read pigeon books. Each day we did a different activity. The first day we wrote about the story using first, then and last. Then we used the next day to write about what we think would happen next and then the day after we did an art project. We made the pigeon books into a unit that covered all subjects. ( )
  julia.rexine | Apr 12, 2021 |
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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place.

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The pigeon dreams of driving a bus, but the bus driver enlists the reader to keep the pigeon out of the driver’s seat. The book progresses as the pigeon wheedles and readers get to say, “No!” – putting the children in the driver’s seat themselves. Other books include Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! (a bedtime book that gets loud in the middle and gradually quieter/darker) and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog (not as good, IMO, dealing with sharing when a duckling wants the pigeon’s coveted hot dog). These books address issues of power and necessity at a preschool level, as well as being hilariously written and engagingly illustrated in a comic-book style.
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