Have you found the word of The Pigeon? Have you taken The Pigeon into your soul and heart? And I do not mean just any ol’ pigeon, but the pigeon of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! If not, you need this handy-dandy little gem called Be the Bus: The Lost & Profound Wisdom of the Pigeon.
Mo Willems is at his best when we get sage advice such as Let me be the first to say that everything has already been said. Or Surprises happen when you least expect them. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The around 80 pages are filled with things only Pigeon could come up with. Including an introduction by The Bus Driver, we get the word of the bird from the beak of the master. The humor we know, and love is out and about on the page. Willems signature style of artwork is loud and proud (like our pigeon friend). The colors pop, there is little in the way of details, other than what is needed to push the point across.
A fun gift for children who know our bus driving wanting, hot dog loving friend, but adults will appreciate this book just as much if not more. You will want to get copies for yourself, and you will want to give the bird to all your friends. I have not fully brought Pigeon into my life, but with this book of wisdom and joy (due in early April), I just might have to follow the advice of the Pigeon.
Now, if I am not mistaken, this is not only my last CBR15Passport (different genre, humor but in an all ages format, plus if stays the size of the reader copy, a counter book), but also a full Cannonball.