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The pigeon needs a bath! / words and pictures by Mo Willems.

Willems, Mo, (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 36 of 57 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library E Willems Mo (Text) 22960000807577 Juvenile Picture Book Checked out 03/15/2019
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  • ISBN: 9781423190875
  • ISBN: 1423190874
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, [2014]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
The Pigeon is dirty and he needs a bath, but he won't go willingly.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-5.
Grades Preschool - Kindergarten.
AD150L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 1.3 0.5 165308
Awards Note:
Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Baths > Juvenile fiction.
Pigeons > Juvenile fiction.
Baths > Fiction.
Pigeons > Fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9781423190875
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
by Willems, Mo (Author, Illustrator)
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The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

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Somewhere between aspirations of locomotion, pining for a puppy, and scrambling to finish an activity book, the Pigeon got pretty dirty. Don't tell him that, though. In enduring Willems style, the Pigeon invites reader participation through questions, provocations, and wild gesticulations. With Pigeon evidently besmeared with soot, it's a classic case of denial: " 'Clean.' 'Dirty,' " remarks the Pigeon while making air quotes. "They're just words, right?" He then points the finger (or wing) at the accuser: "Maybe you need a bath! YEAH! When was the last time YOU had a bath?! Oh. That was pretty recently." After nervously smelling himself and discovering that even the flies hovering around him can't stand how stinky he is ("Take a bath, dude!" says one in retreat), the Pigeon finally relents. At the edge of the bathtub, though, he goes through his share of Goldilocks moments, which are presented in nearly 30 tiny sequential panels: "The water is too hot. Too cold. Too deep. Not deep enough." The Pigeon's cockeyed defiance and Willems's impeccable comedic timing are as fun and frisky as ever. Ages 3-5. Agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9781423190875
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K-Gr 2-Persuasive Pigeon is back. He doesn't feel that he really needs a bath-after all, it's a "matter of opinion." "Clean" and "dirty" are "just words, right?" With a polished technique that logically approaches the problem, Pigeon speaks with a child's voice as he rationalizes his decision while forcefully questioning those who might even suggest that his personal hygiene and the flies buzzing around are not just "coincidental." The water might be "too hot.not deep enough.too cold.or too wet," but it only takes a mere 30 tiny frames and a dramatic large-font spread before Pigeon grandly displays the myriad possibilities for a happy bird in the bath. Willems's dirt-smudged pigeon is at once clever, garrulous, energetic, and just slightly excitable. Through simple flat-line illustrations, this bird's expressions and attitude are easy to discern. Pigeon fans will not want to miss this book, a "must add" to all libraries, for any reader appreciating the perfect art of persuasion.-Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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