The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
The Pigeon is back in a big way! Willems is back in fine form with The Pigeon Needs a Bath! Similar in format to Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the pigeon is obviously pretty filthy if you can believe the cover art. Pigeon, cantankerous as ever, denies his disheveled and foul (pun intended) appearance page after page after page. Nothing is ever easy for pigeon, is it? After some major histrionics, pigeon does take a bath and you’ll have to read it to find out what happens. It’s pure pigeon. Willems has another Elephant & Piggie book coming out on June 3rd. My New Friend is So Fun! will be the 21st Elephant & Piggie book in the popular series. Kids absolutely love these books and their esteemed place in the classroom is well-known. Adults love them, too, because the humor is funny to us as well. Beginning readers have never been so much fun. I think the real delight kids find in the books are the characters of Elephant & Piggie. They’re like all of us, aren’t they? Gerald the doubter and worrier and Piggie who is outgoing and adventurous. Either ends of the spectrum to be sure but all of us are somewhere on that continuum. Best of all is the friendship these two opposites enjoy. When a new title comes along, teachers and lovers of children’s books scoop it up and the kids go wild.
Here’s the new E&P. You can preorder on most major book sites.