Title: The Pigeon Needs a Bath
Author: Mo Willems
Illustrator: Mo Willems
Word count: approx. 250
Top 10 Element(s): Beginnings and Endings
Pigeon is a sloppy, stinky mess. Pigeon needs a bath. But Pigeon doesn't want a bath. He tries to avoid it as much as possible. Then the water is in the bath. It's too hot. Too cold. Not enough toys. One excuse after the other. However, after Pigeon finally gets into the bath, things change. Oh, the bubbles! Oh, what fun! Now Pigeon doesn't want to get out of the bath.
How many times has this happened with your children? They huff and puff and resist until the last minute and then once they are finally in the tub they stay in until their toes and fingertips are all soft and shrivelled, still playing contently when the water has already turned cold. Then you need to dry off a shivering, tired tot. I think all of us have had this "little pigeon" at one time or another.
Here is a YouTube video of the book. And, by the way, Arwen Sharp has many picture book videos on YouTube. Be sure to check out more of them.
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