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