Happy 10th Birthday Mo Willems’ Pigeon Book

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Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus! Anniversary Edition

Disclaimer:  I received a box set of It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books and a copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus in exchange for this review and giveaway.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Disney Publishing Worldwide is pleased to celebrate the 10th birthday of Mo Willems’ avian hero, Pigeon!

This month, fans can take a drive down memory lane with three classic Pigeon titles at a smaller trim size with the It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books! box set, featuring an original poster illustrated by Mo Willems. In addition, Don’t Pigeonhole Me!: Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook, will be available on June 18, giving adults a rare glimpse at Willems’ early self-published Pigeon illustrations, along with two decades’ worth of cartoons and sketches. Elephant and Piggie, Willems’ New York Times best-selling duo, will also have a new book, titled A Big Guy Took My Ball!, publishing on May 21.
Here is some additional information about upcoming titles by Mo Willems:
  • It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books! (Pub Date: April 2), $24.99-Climb on board for super fun reading with three picture books starring the famour 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 Moe Willems with activities on the reverse side.
  • Don’t Pigeonhole Me!: Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook (Pub Date: June 18), $40.00- Young readers first met the Pigeon in 2003.  But the 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.  Geral is big, too……but is he big enough to help his best friend?
Don't Pigeon Hole Me!
My 6.5 year old daughter loves these books.  I think she must have read them 10 times already, haha.  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is pretty cute and great for early readers.  The box set is fun also with easy reading.  The Box set also includes a fun activity poster.  My preschooler snatched that pretty quickly!

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