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The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

by Mo Willems


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Pigeon may not be ready to own a pet, but he’s as pushy as ever when it comes to getting one!

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The pigeon wants a puppy—he really, really, really does! But is it a good idea? He promises to take good care of it—to play tennis with it, to water it at least once a month. But is he ready for the responsibility? It’s up to readers to decide if they should make Pigeon’s dreams come true.
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About this Series

There are certain things this pigeon wants. Like a hot dog. And a puppy. And to drive the bus. He's got some really persuasive arguments, and he's not afraid to ask (or plead, or moan, or beg) the reader to let him have his way. With simple line drawings and lots of expressive dialogue, bestselling author Mo Willems keeps kids laughing and cheering for more!

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    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 3 - 6
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 9" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-15770-4

About the Author

Critically acclaimed and beloved by children, this talented cartoonist is the creator of so many beloved characters, including the demanding Pigeon as well as the best friends Elephant & Piggie. He began drawing when he was only three and continued studying art in college at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He began his career as an animator for Sesame Street while also performing stand-up comedy in New York City. Three of Willems's books have been awarded Caldecott Honors: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (2004), Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (2005), and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity (2008). The Elephant & Piggie readers won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009 and Geisel Honors in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his family and loves writing and illustrating picture books because it lets him be a stay-at-home dad.