I am a reader, I feel like I always have been. I am constantly surrounded by books in both my personal and professional worlds.
I have read excessively since the second grade. I have attempted, again and again, to keep a list of the books I've read and how I felt about them but so far have been unsuccessful. This is an attempt to keep track of the books I'm reading, and my thoughts about them. My goal is to publish at least one review a week (no promises though). Wish me luck!
*Note, while I will try to avoid major spoilers, I sometimes won't be able to help it.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems
Is it possible to not fall in love with Mo Willems' Pigeon books? It is my favorite series to read out loud to a group of children especially Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (there is nothing better than using my best Pigeon voice to beg and plead to be allowed to drive the bus only to have the kids respond with a giant ‘NOO!’).
Working in a library, I see many picture books that are a fairly simple read but none have captured my attention in quite the same way. Though I have read and re-read these books, I still find myself giggling out load as I read them. The size of the text is good for early readers and though the pictures are simple, I find them brilliant.
I love that the book starts off by immediately asking children if they can keep an eye on the bus for the bus driver. In doing so, Willems instantly pulls his audience into the story and gives young children a task to accomplish. This book is a must read for parents of small children (as well as their grandparents, aunts, uncles, baby-sitters, and anyone else who has ever read a book to a child). Even if you don’t have children to share this story with, I recommend giving it a chance, you won’t regret it!