The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems

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He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take really good care of it! What's the matter--don't you want him to be happy? The latest book in the best-selling Pigeon series is the funniest one yet.
 

About Mo Willems

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Mo Willems is the author of groundbreaking picture books, including; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Caldecott Honor winner 2004); Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Caldecott Honor winner 2003); Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!; The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!; Time to Say "Please"!; Leonardo, the Terrible Monster; Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct; and the Elephant & Piggie books, a new early reader series. In his previous life, Mo was a six-time Emmy Award winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the creator of Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. same as above
 
Published April 1, 2008 by Disney-Hyperion. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Following his now-familiar routine, the pigeon throws a tantrum and slyly attempts to manipulate the reader’s (listener’s) emotions: “You don’t want me to be happy, do you?...You just don’t understand.” Be careful what you wish for might well be the moral of this tale, since the reality of a pupp...

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Unforgettably introduced in Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Willems's id-with-wings reveals that he's wanted a puppy “forever.... At least since last Tuesd

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The plucky star peeks in from the left side of a page, and exhibits an array of pleading strategies against window-pane panels in mauve, salmon and willow ("I'll be your best friend," he says wide-eyed in one, and whispers behind a wing, "How 'bout I give you five bucks?").

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Willems and Codename: Kids Next Door creator Warburton allow readers to really get in touch with Pigeon, Duckling, and other beloved characters in a banter-filled activity book with a hilariously digressive narrative.

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Willems uses voice bubbles and emphatic lettering to suggest the Pigeon's tone of voice, and his solid-color backgrounds progressively dim from soft pink to lavender to a relaxing gray-blue and warm violet, enhancing the growing sense of drowsiness.

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my hot dog," the pigeon sniffs, but his reply gives the duckling a rhetorical advantage.

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While Pigeon is still a marvel of visual expression, Willems this time out has blunted his character's repertoire of persuasive tactics—and with the pleading dialed down, there's not much else to enjoy.

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Scholastic sent me a review copy of award-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems's latest book "The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!"

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