Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kid Konnection: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you latest Pigeon book!

Summary: The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon’s not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It’s going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge. -- Hyperion/DBG

When Booking Son saw THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! by Mo Willems sitting on my desk, he proclaimed, "I love those Pigeon books!" Well, millions of kids and parents alike agree with him -- including me.

Mo Willems has done it again with THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! It's just an all-around terrific picture book. While it's actually aimed at kids 3-5, I think you'd be hard pressed to find any one who didn't get a kick out of this book. That pigeon is a hoot!

You can probably guess what happens in THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! The Pigeon is told that he's dirty and even a little stinky, but he swears it's normal for a pigeon to smell like that. He is dead set against getting a bath but with a little convincing (and a lot of patience), the Pigeon finally decides to hop in. And guess what? He ends up loving his bath!

I remember when Booking Son wasn't too thrilled with bath nights -- they just got in the way of fun and playtime. How perfect this book would have been for him! I imagine that I'm not the only parent who ever experienced their child not wanting to get clean, and this adorable picture book could certainly help makes things easier for parents and kids alike!

What more can really be said about Mo Willems that hasn't already been said? He definitely has created a wonderful character in the Pigeon, and he knows how to make readers laugh. His cute illustrations are just perfect for the tone of the book. I just love his books!!!!

Can you believe that the first book in the series, DON'T LET PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS recently celebrated its 10th birthday? Over the past ten years, The Pigeon books have sold millions of copies and received numerous starred reviews. They have appeared on many "best of" lists and even been inducted into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. If you aren't familiar with these books, then you are certainly missing out!

You can learn more about THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! at the Official Site or follow @The_Pigeon on Twitter.

Giveaway alert: Thanks to Disney Publishing, you too can "Get to know Pigeon!" One (1) winner will receive not only THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! but also an "It's a Busload of Pigeon Books!” To enter, just fill out the form below before This contest is open to US addresses only. Good luck!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Anonymous said...

I don't see the form for the giveaway ...

Darlene said...

This sounds so fun. I'm going to pop into the library one of these days and check out some of the cute children's books.

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

I don't know who loves the Pigeon books more me or my kids. I'm so excited that another one is out!

bermudaonion said...

I've never read Willems but everyone loves his work. Thanks for the giveaway!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I love the pigeon books and Mo!

Janet W. said...

Wow what a great prize package! My grandsons love The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!