I received a sample for review
It's spring cleaning time again, and I've been poring over the kids' old books, figuring out which ones I can donate or sell at our upcoming citywide yard sale. I've been pretty ruthless about weeding things out, but there are some books that have a place of honor in our library. I can't ever bear to throw these books out; they will probably still be there when my grandchildren come to visit: anything by Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry, Margaret Wise Brown three authors I loved as a child, and a relative newcomer to the scene: Mo Willems. We bought his first children's book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, when The Pea was a toddler, and it quickly became one of our favorite books. I loved reading this book to the kids. It was so much fun taking on the voice of the pigeon, pleading with his audience to let him drive the bus, and the kids never grew tired of screaming NO!!! to the pigeon on every single page!
It's hard to believe that Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is celebrating its 10th anniversary -- but then again, The Pea is now 12, so we must have bought the book when it was first published! We're not the only Pigeon fans around: Willems is a multiple award winner and NY Times bestselling author. Everyone loves the Pigeon, and to commemorate his 10th anniversary, Disney Publishing Worldwide has published a special boxed set featuring the first 3 Pigeon titles (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog) in a smaller size, along with a special bonus Pigeon poster. It's the perfect collection for a whole new generation of Pigeon fans!
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.