The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

Hardback Pigeon Series

By (author) Mo Willems, Illustrated by Mo Willems

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  • Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 234mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1423109600
  • ISBN 13: 9781423109600
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 16,463

Product description

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.

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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

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The charming, exasperating pigeon returns, and this time he REALLY knows what he wants-or at least he thinks he does. As in his previous outings, he addresses the reader-"I'm fine. Thanks for asking"-and communicates a wide range of emotions through minimal words and a few deft pen strokes that brilliantly bring to life his one-of-a-kind personality. 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 puppy turns out to be hilariously larger and more frightening than the pigeon's or readers' expectations. Even though the pigeon may get more than he bargained for, his many fans with find they get exactly what they've come to expect: lots of giggles. Kirkus"