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The Pigeon Wants a Puppy 02/16/09
In fall 2007, Mo Willems ran a contest for children to name the newest Pigeon book. The resulting book is The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. So from hot dogs to dogs.
In this book the Pigeon teaches the important lesson of "be careful what you wish for." Usually the pigeon books focus on him not getting what he wants. Not this time. The pigeon wants a puppy and the pigeon gets a puppy.
Now just stop for a moment and think about this because the Pigeon certainly didn't. The Pigeon is well, pigeon sized. The puppy is puppy sized. See the problem? Mo Willems did and outlines the results in hilarious illustrations.
On a personal note, the Pigeon's reaction to the puppy reminds me of Harriet and Wally dog. Wally is my in-law's Bouvier des Flanders. Bouviers are honking big dogs. Harriet is two. She's roughly three feet tall. The dog is about a foot and a half taller than she is. She is as overwhelmed with him as the Pigeon is with his wish come true.
Comment #1: Tuesday, February, 17, 2009 at 06:43:37
We love the pigeon books too! We've got this new one and will be reading it soon. If I didn't have a kid, I think I'd buy them anyway!
Comment #2: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 20:22:13
We were fans of Mo Willems from Sheep in the Big City from before we had kids. I don't know if I'd be buying his books without having kids but I'd probably be checking them out from library.