Friday, February 20, 2015

PB14:14 Day 7: Pigeon Needs a Bath

For day 7 of the Picture Book 14:14 challenge I present to you:

Title: The Pigeon Needs a Bath
Author: Mo Willems
Illustrator:  Mo Willems
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion
Year: 2014
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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Joyce Tucker said...

Love Mo Willems and his Pigeon. Great book for beginning/endings. Thanks for sharing Linda!

Juliana Lee said...

Love Mo Willems too! His use of speech bubbles really bring a story to life!

Manju Howard said...

Mo Willems found the perfect voice with his Pigeon series. Thanks for the review!

beinglauraboffa said...

This was TOTALLY me as a kid. I love Mo Willems, and I haven't read this one yet! Thanks for sharing it.

Damon Dean said...

Fun turn around from beginning to end! Great example for the element, Linda.

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Great book, Linda! And your observation is so hem and haw about getting into the tub...but once they are in there, they don't want to get out. ;)

I haven't read this one many thanks for adding it to the PB 14:14 list. :)