Saturday, February 9, 2013

[BOOK REVIEW] Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems


Title: Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Author: Mo Willems


Genre: Animal / Humor / Bedtime

Year Published: 2006

Year Read: 2013


Series: Pigeon

Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 3+ (Some Rude Behavior)





“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” “The Duckling Gets a Cookie,” and “The Pigeon Wants a Puppy.”  These are all the books I had read so far from Mo Willems’ popular “Pigeon” series!  Recently, I had read another book from Mo Willems’ fantastic “Pigeon” series and it is called “Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!”  With witty dialogue and cute illustrations, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay up Late!” is a fantastic read for children who are fans of the “Pigeon” series!

When the Bus Driver tells the readers that they have to make sure that the Pigeon does not stay up late, the Pigeon comes in and starts trying to persuade the readers to let him stay up late.

Once again, Mo Willems has amazed me with his witty dialogues and humorous illustrations in his popular “Pigeon” series!  I loved the way that Mo Willems made the dialogue simplistic enough for small children to get a grasp on what is going on with Pigeon and yet is able to make the dialogue from the Pigeon hilarious enough for adults to enjoy.  I loved the way that the Pigeon tries to persuade the readers to let him stay up late as many hilarious dialogues pop up whenever he is trying to convince everyone that he should stay up late.  One of my most favorite quotes from the Pigeon was this:

“How about five more minutes?  Come on! What’s five minutes in the grand scheme of things!?”

Mo Willems also did a fantastic job at exploring a parent’s frustrations at getting their own children to go to bed and having the Pigeon trying to persuade the readers to let him stay up late is really something that many parents would enjoy reading over and over again!  I also loved Mo Willems’ illustrations as they were hilarious to look at and I also loved the simplistic drawings of the illustrations as they were extremely cute to look at!  I really loved the image of the Pigeon himself as he has blue fur and constantly has crazy expressions on his face whenever he desperately wants events to go his way.

Overall, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late” is a fantastic book for anyone who is a huge fan of the “Pigeon” series and for parents who also had trouble getting their children to go to bed!  I would recommend this book to children ages three and up since the writing is simple enough for younger children to understand.



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