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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! **Caldecott Honor: Willems, Mo

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! **Caldecott Honor

Willems, Mo

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ISBN 10: 078681988X / ISBN 13: 9780786819881
Published by Hyperion Books for Children, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
From Barbara Mader - Children's Books (University Place, WA, U.S.A.)

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A first printing of this 2004 Caldecott Honor book. No prvevious owner names or marks; this copy is bright, tight, very clean, with some handling to pages evident. Ding at front cover--please see photos. No dust jacket issued; no medal sticker to boards. Overall Very Good Plus. First Edition Stated; "1" in Number Line. Bookseller Inventory # 94011907

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Title: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! **...

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Mo Willems

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: 1st Edition

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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.

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Back in 1993, I was cartooning for a ’zine. Due to a lack of other material, we decided to make the December issue a sketchbook with just my cartoons. I have been producing small cartoon and story sketchbooks for clients and pals every year since then. In 1998, my sketchbook featured a new character, the Pigeon. Born in the margins of a 1997 notebook filled with potential picture book ideas, he was complaining that his ideas were better than mine. To mollify him, I put him in that year’s sketchbook. The original sketchbook was much longer than the final published volume, but some of the lines were the same.
In late 1999, an agent essentially agreed with the Pigeon and rejected my picture book ideas. She suggested I revisit my sketchbook with an eye to turning it into a picture book. My wife was working at a school library at the time and had read the sketchbook to her kids, who had enjoyed it. So I suppose it wasn’t too crazy an idea. I started to revise the layout and work with color. At the end of 2001, after several dozen rejections because the book was “unusual,” an editor decided that “unusual” was a good thing. Plus, it made her laugh. I began reworking and rewriting. The Pigeon was now starting to look more like his mature self. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was published in April 2003 and, to my surprise, proved to be popular quite quickly. Thankfully, that Pigeon doodle in the notebook back in 1997 was so insistent. He was right!

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