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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Author Mo Willems
Cover artist Willems
Language English
Genre Children's books
picture books
Publisher Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date
Pages 36
ISBN 978-0-7868-1988-1
OCLC 51815360
[E] 22
LC Class PZ7.W65535 Dj 2003

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is a children's picture book by Mo Willems. Released by Disney-Hyperion in 2003, it was Willems' first book for children, and received the Caldecott Honor. The plot is about a bus driver who has to leave so he asks the reader to not allow the Pigeon to drive the bus. The Pigeon wants to have at least one ride but the readers keep on telling him, "NOOOO!", which aggravates the Pigeon. An animated adaptation of the book won the 2010 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.


Willems has created further books about the Pigeon's adventures:

Board books

  • The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! (2005)
  • The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! (2005)

Cameo appearances by the Pigeon can also be found in Willems's Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie, and Cat the Cat book series.

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