Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Pigeon Needs A Bath! by Mo Willems

 It is here!  The newest book in the Pigeon series by Mo Willems.  The Pigeon Needs A Bath! is just as good as the rest of the Pigeon books.  I had to get my copy the day it arrived at the bookstore because the Pigeon is my favorite picture book character.

The Pigeon Needs A Bath! is a book that needs to be read aloud.  The listeners get involved with the story which is what makes these books so much fun.  All of my classes, kindergarten through sixth grade, have enjoyed hearing The Pigeon Needs A Bath! this week.

The Pigeon is a character to which children of all ages can relate.  He wants to do things that he cannot do.  He wants things he cannot have.  In this new book, he has to do something he does not want to do.  At some point in all of our lives we did not like to take baths and we certainly tried some of the tactics used by the Pigeon to get our way.  Children always laugh when the Pigeon throws a tantrum because they see that the tantrum strategy does not always work.  

After reading this book, take some time to talk to your child about what the Pigeon learned in the book.   Be creative and make up your own story with the Pigeon as the main character, talk about what will happen next in his life.  The Pigeon series is treasured by me and my family and I hope your family will treasure the series as well.

Happy Daily Reading

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