When the driver leaves the bus temporarily, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!"
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’ 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 www.mowillems.com