Willems wrote his first book for children, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus, in 2003. Even though you may be familiar with some of his other Pigeon books or the tales of
Piggie and Elephant, this one certainly should not go unread. The bus driver has asked you to keep the pigeon from driving the bus. But this very persistent pigeon then tries to persuade you to let him drive the bus with his multitude of pleas, including “I’ll be your best friend!” and “I bet your mother would let me.” Will you give in and let Pigeon drive the bus? Or will Pigeon want something different in the end? You will have to read to find out!
As with many of Willems’ books, this is great for the beginning reader with its
simplistic writing, big font, and single lines on each page. However, toddlers and older
children are sure to laugh along with this very endearing, persistent pigeon, too.
Check the WRL catalog for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.