Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: Mo Willems

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

  • Author/Illustrator: Mo Willems

  • Publisher: Hyperion

  • Publication Year: 2003

  • Brief Summary: Help the bus driver keep the Pigeon from driving the bus.

  • Awards (if any):

Awards, Honors, and Prizes:

Best Books:

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  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • Would you let the Pigeon drive the bus?  Why or why not?

    • What is the big deal about letting the Pigeon drive the bus?  What could happen?  Why doesn’t the bus driver want the pigeon drive?

    • Discuss what it means to make a promise.  Have students come up with different examples.  Have you ever broken a promise?  If you promise to keep your friend out of trouble, but the friend gets mad at you — what would you do?

    • Have you ever wanted to do something but your parents/teachers won’t let you?  What did you do or say to try to get them to change their minds?

    • Have students act out the monolog.  Talk about how different inflections/tone affects how the story sounds.

  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

    • Text-to-self connections

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: Teachers’ guide at publisher website

Accessed at: Personal Library


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