Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus- One of my favorite authors of preschool books is Mo Willems. He has an absolutely great way of telling a story that is very simple yet every child can relate to his characters. His first book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus won the prestigious Caldecott Medal award. Its a simple story of a pigeon obsessed with a bus. The bus driver has left the bus alone and asks the reader not to let the pigeon drive the bus. The pigeon, of course spends the rest of the book begging to drive the bus while all the while promising us he will do everything such as pay money for the privilege of driving the bus or being one's best friend if he is allowed to drive the bus.
What child can't relate to wanting something this bad. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a simply told story and the artwork (Mo Willem does his own illustrations) is basic but accurately depicts the story. Some people might question why this book won such an honor but once you read the book you realize how fun it is and why it won.
This book is appropriate for children from 4 on up to 7 years old.
Mo Willems has spun this pigeon into about 5 books including one board book. He is also author of the wonderful Knuffle Bunny series.