For Booklovers Anonymous today I am sharing another favorite picture book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems. This is a book I discovered when my youngest was in early elementary school and the whole series quickly became a family favorite.
Mo Willems has a fantastic ability to write characters kids connect with, and the funny, imaginative pigeon in this books is no exception. He longs to drive the bus while the bus driver is away, and he works hard to convince you he should! The illustrations make the bird come to life, and kids totally relate as he pleads for his way.
This book is a great read aloud, and there are some really fun internet extras to go along with it. On the official website, Pigeon Presents, there are teachers guides, games, and printable coloring pages. In addition, the Pigeon has his own twitter account full of interesting info and kid-friendly humor.
I would highly recommend any of the pigeon books for a fun read! Do you have any ideas for fun pigeon-related activities? Let me know in the comments. Feel free to share this post with others who love to read books! Make sure to stop by next week for another Booklovers Anonymous post!