The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

By WILLEMS, Mo

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ISBN
9781423190875
Publisher
Hyperion Disney Book Group


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on June 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grades 4

K-Gr 2—Persuasive Pigeon is back. He doesn't feel that he really needs a bath—after all, it's a "matter of opinion." "Clean" and "dirty" are "just words, right?" With a polished technique that logically approaches the problem, Pigeon speaks with a child's voice as he rationalizes his decision while forcefully questioning those who might even sug...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2014

The star of seven previous picture books, beginning with Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (rev. 7/03), the Pigeon needs little introduction...but he does need a bath. He feels differently -- "I took one last month!" -- and, true to form, he's not giving in without a fight. Willems lets the Pigeon plead his case to young listeners, who are probably familiar with the I'm-not-taking-a-bath routine but here will take pleasure in being on the other side. The melodr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

The Pigeon is back, and he needs a bath. He disagrees--"I took one last month!"--and he's not giving in without a fight. The m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2014

With deadpan humor (“I feel clean,” Pigeon protests. “Maybe YOU need a bath.”), Mo Willems lays bare kids’ strategies for attempting to get what they want . . . or wriggle out of what they don’t. Readers may recall their own bath-time battles as Pigeon thinks up increasingly ludicrous excuses—“Y’know, in some places it is impolite to bathe”—to avoid getting in the tub. Pige...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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