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The Pigeon Needs a Bath

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Beloved bird resists then enjoys bathing in funny tub tale.

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The Pigeon Needs a Bath is a fun read with a whole lot of attitude. Fans of the pigeon character and nighttime stallers of any kind will relate to his resistance and delaying tactics. And kids will relate to the scenario in which they say no first yet end up enjoying what they're urged to to.

Mo Willems' deadpan wit and spare, distinctive drawings convey so many different emotions, and his familiar device of addressing the reader directly is once again very effective in drawing kids in.

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