Wordless Wednesday :: Our New Favorite Book

Wordless Wednesday :: Our New Favorite Book

Well, its never really wordless is it? 🙂

We recieved this book just last week and every day since G has been wanting to read it over and over. Although I had never heard of it before, this year commemorates the tenth anniversary of Mo Williems’ award winning Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! And, this is just one of several titles published by this three-time Caldecott Honor recipient.

Williems’ book gives an entertaining look at one of the hardest lessons learned. What happens when you little one wants to do something? Something you know that is dangerous or they just aren’t of age to do yet? You respond with a, “no.” Well, I know for certain in our house, with an almost 2.5 year old little gal, a “no” can turn into a debate, more questioning, and even a tantrum once in a while. Yikes!  This book carefully covers that process from start to finish in a clever and fun way using just a little bit of language.

don't let the pigeon drive the bus

We love this book and have already order more from the series! The illustrations are adorable and I love the size and font of the text. Its a perfect length story too so you tot won’t get bored. Be prepared to read it over and over again! You won’t mind though, because each time you read it you and your tot will have a giggle!

Here is a little video I captured of G “reading” the book to me!

Here is some additional information about upcoming titles by Mo Willems:

  • It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books! (Pub Date: April 2), $24.99Climb on board for super fun reading with three picture books starring the famous bird! The boxed set includes three favorites: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! and Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, along with an original poster illustrated by Mo Willems with activities on the reverse side.
  • Don’t Pigeonhole Me!: Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook (Pub Date: June 18), $40.00Young readers first met the Pigeon in 2003. But Pigeon was born many years earlier in the pages of a Willems’ sketchbook. This new adult coffee table book is a 20-year compilation of characters, scribbles, and ideas. These sketches have always been the well from which Willems draws ideas and inspiration. Featuring a foreword by Eric Carle and an introduction by Willems, this volume includes all twenty sketchbooks from the last two decades.
  • A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (Pub Date: May 21), $8.99—Elephant and Piggie, Willems’ Geisel Award-winning duo, will also have a new tale of their own. Gerald and Piggie, a curious pair, are best friends. Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball. Gerald is big, too . . . but is he big enough to help his best friend?

I received one or more of the products mentioned  for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This review contains affiliate links. 

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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. Oh my goodness. She is so sweet! THis book looks awesome!! Hayley would love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. We love Mo Willems here!! She is so adorable!

  3. SO CUTE!! Mo Willems is awesome!
    Also, I love that that the colors in the book totally match your bedspread! haha

  4. We LOVE that book! Its a fav at our house and even after all these years, the kids still get a kick out of it! So cute! 🙂

  5. Oh we LOVE Mo Willems. He’s the best. The boy adore Leonardo the Terrible Monster.

  6. I love that book, too! It was always one of my kindergarteners’ favorites!

  7. All three of mine can read that book since it’s been read 1000s of times.
    We LOVE the Elephant and Piggie books over here. The kids are determined to collect all of them.

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