Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems

Young children can clearly identify with the wide eyed pigeon who really, really, really wants a puppy.... at least since last Tuesday. The pigeon begs and pleads, he lists all of the reasons he should have a puppy, and he tries to convince you that he'll take care of the puppy no matter what. When all of his sweet attempts to get the pet of his dreams don't work he reverts to a typical toddler tactic - he has a temper tantrum "I WANT A PUPPY! RIGHT HERE! RIGHT NOW!" When the puppy actually does show up, the pigeon realizes that puppy's have teeth and are kind of big, so he decides that perhaps a puppy isn't the right pet for him..... but maybe a walrus would be a good idea! I love the pigeon books and every child I've shared them with seems to fall in love with the pigeon immediately. Face it, there's a latent pigeon inside all of us!

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