Other favorites in our house are the Mo Willems Pigeon books. We have a special connection to Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus because my father-in-law drove a bus in New York City when my husband was little.
I brought it for Mo to sign at SCBWI-Midwinter NY and I told him about my FIL, and he said, “That was the audience I was targeting. The children and grandchildren of former bus drivers.” It should come as no surprise to anyone who has read any Mo Willems book that the man has a sense of humor.
Pigeon is a great character. He always wants to do something a bit unusual for a pigeon and is always, or almost always, thwarted in his plans. He has such an expressive face, too, that everything he is feeling shows to readers, young and old alike, without the need for words.
What is your favorite Pigeon book?