Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Publisher details

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Mo Willems
Walker Books
Children’s Picture Book
01 May, 2005


But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this is a brilliantly original book.
  • "For a child, it's a delirious formula: all of a sudden, you're in charge of a bus... Well executed and so smartly layered." The New York Times
  • "This picture book demands audience participation - Readers will identify with the pigeon themselves!" The Bookseller
Mo Willems
About the author

Mo Willems

Mo Willems’ works in children’s books, animation, television and theater have garnered him 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 6 Emmy Awards, 5 Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and cemented his status as a classic in children's literature.
He is best know for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, and Elephant and Piggie and his work as a writer and animator for PBS's Sesame Street.  Mo also makes sculptures and writes plays. More information about Mo’s past, present, and future can be gleaned at

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