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The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems Review

The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

So our favorite The Pigeon is back. This time not willing to bath. The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems made me nostalgia about my pet dog Happy. He was never ready to bath and used to throw all sorts of tantrum. Similar is the story of The Pigeon Needs a Bath as well. It is perfect for kids between 2 to 4 years.

The story is very simple. Our dear Pigeon is not interested in taking bath and is giving many reasons for not doing so. Like for example ‘Dirty and Clean are just words’, ‘I feel Clean’, ‘All the flies buzzing around is co-incidence.’ etc.

the pigeon by mo willems

Finally when The Pigeon is convinced to enter the bath tub, then again there are series of complains like water is too hot, it’s too cold, there are too many toys, there aren’t enough toys and it goes on.  There are 29 panels spread across two pages showing The Pigeon reluctance to enter into the water. Mindblowing work has been done with expressions.

So will The Pigeon finally enter into the bath tub. It is something of suspense which I don’t want to spoil. You should find out on your own. So hurry and crab your copy quickly.

Such scenes are so common in every home. Kids are evasive when it comes to bath but once they are pushed into it they enjoy it like anything.

The illustration is as usual of top notch. The pictures of Pigeon is full of emotion and expression as a consequence the whole book become lively and vivacious. The dialogues are snappy and crisp. The choice of words are great. It will help to build the vocabulary. The Pigeon’s naughtiness, tantrums, innocence has filled my home with laughter and giggles.

Verdict: Great book for preschool kids. The Pigeon is full of charm and its attitude is very relatable. Kids will definitely have loads of fun and smile from cheek to cheek.

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A happy soul whenever a book in hand, Ritu Mantri love talking about books and recommending them as much as she love reading them. Books keep her sane and infuses a new meaningful sentence each day in the book of her life.

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