Parent reviews for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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Common Sense says

age 2+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 8 reviews

age 2+
age 5+

Does not make any sense - educational value 0

Does not make any sense for us. From beginning to end, this tells about a pigeon (bird) who is refused to ride the bus. Maybe funny for smaller ones to yell "no" to the pigeon all the time (although my daugther and I felt sorry for the poor bird) but what is the learning? Just saying no without any reflection, understanding or research? No curiosity (Maybe the bird has a rationale?), no empathy. Promotes blind obedience without dialogue. Would not buy it.

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Too much swearing
age 5+

Review from reading tutor

I have read this endearing and easy to read book with dozens of children and have never found a student who didn't want to read it over and over and over again...

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Educational value
age 13+

Don't believe it

This is telling children to drive buses and thats not safe. My child has tried to drive my remote control bus.

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Too much violence
age 3+
age 2+

Mo Willems at his best

Quite frankly all of Mo Willems books are incredible. They make parents laugh without including content that inappropriate for young readers. There’s a healthy dose of sarcasm with anything involving The Pigeon, and in this book especially, there are so many levels to enjoy.

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Educational value
Great messages
age 18+
age 3+

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Great messages
age 2+

Family and child favorite

One of our all time children and bed time favs. Mo Willems brings classic children’s storytelling into the 21st century with a long overdue cheekiness that all parents need through the bedtime reading stages. Not only for 2 and up. This is a great one to start with. Parents will not grow tired of this one.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models