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The Active-Enzyme Lemon-Freshened Junior High School Witch by E.W. Hildick
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift Part 2 by Gene Luen Yang
Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel
Blandings' Way by Eric Hodgins
Blue Moon by James Ponti
Bones Never Lie by Elizabeth MacLeod
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice by Mike Maihack
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans
Ghostbusters, Volume 5: The New Ghostbusters by Erik Burnham
Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
The Grannyman by Judy Schachner
Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
I Am Pusheen the Cat by Claire Belton
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
Lucky by Gabrielle Bell
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
Neighborhood Watch by Cammie McGovern
New American Poetry edited by Richard Monaco
The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
Sign of Foul Play by Penny Warner
Simon's Cat vs. the World by Simon Tofield
Sufficient Ransom by Sylvia Sarno
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle
xxxHolic 14 by CLAMP
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Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!: 09/22/14

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The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems is the newest Pigeon book. The pigeon who embodies the best and worst of toddlerdom has decided he doesn't like to wash. It's up to the reader to encourage him to change his mind.

As with any toddler, the pigeon first gives all sorts of excuses and other delaying tactics for not taking a bath. He's washed more recently than you think, he's not that dirty. Then comes the bath every excuse he gives is one I've heard from one or both of my kids: it's too hot, it's too cold, it's too soapy, not enough toys, too many toys, etc. etc.

While the books are made for children, they ring true for parents and guardians. Not even thinking about if either child would want to read the book (as the youngest is entering third grade now), my husband and I bought a copy for ourselves. Both kids, though, also read it and laughed at the Pigeon's current antics. And that speaks to the universality of the Pigeon's appeal.

Five stars

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