Friday, July 18, 2014

[BOOK REVIEW] The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

Title:  The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

Author:  Mo Willems

Genre: Animals / Bath / Hygiene / Humor

Year Published: 2014

Year Read:  2014

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Series:  Pigeon

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Some Rude Behavior)

I have been reading Mo Willems’ famous “Pigeon” series for eons now and it is great that Mo Willems has now written another new book for the “Pigeon” series called “The Pigeon Needs a Bath!”  I must say that this latest installment of the fantastic “Pigeon” series is just as brilliant as its previous installments!

The bus driver comes back in this book to tell the readers that the Pigeon needs a bath.  The pigeon refuses to take a bath, even though he is extremely filthy and he keeps trying to convince the readers that he does not need a bath.

Will the Pigeon take a bath?

Read this book to find out!
I am going to say what I have been saying about Mo Willems’ work with the “Pigeon” series for the whole time and that is:


I have always loved the way that Mo Willems comes up with new ideas for the “Pigeon” series, such as whether or not the Pigeon should drive the bus or making sure that the Pigeon does not stay up too late.  It was great seeing a new book centered on the Pigeon dealing with a new subject which in this case is taking a bath!  I loved the way that the Pigeon tried to convince the readers that he does not need a bath as it was hilarious seeing the Pigeon trying to deny this fact even though there are so many clues that implies he needs a bath, such as the numerous flies swarming around him.  I really enjoyed Mo Willems’ artwork as it is cute and hilarious as usual and I really loved the images of the Pigeon looking dirty as he has brown smudges all over his body.   It was hilarious seeing the flies swarm around him because of his bad smell and it was made funnier when even the flies complained about the Pigeon’s bad hygiene!  It was also creative in seeing the background colors of each page being colored in brown as it really signified the situation that the Pigeon is in, in regards to his bad hygiene.

Overall, “The Pigeon Needs a Bath!” is a truly fantastic continuation of the “Pigeon” series and anyone who is a huge fan of the “Pigeon” series and who has a child or younger sibling who refuses to take a bath, will definitely get a kick out of this book!