A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
Home
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC-Net
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom
Links

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

by Mo Willems

Published by Hyperion, 2008
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1423109600

Ages 2-6

Podcast featuring this book

Wishing for a pet is a familiar childhood longing and many parents have listened in earnest to semi-empty promises to feed, walk, and care for a variety of animal fixations. Rationales and reasons are pushed aside in this book by a certain someone who really wants a puppy. Presenting himself with politeness, the pigeon butters up readers and then leans in strong with his persuasive powers. “By the way, do you know what I want? What I’ve wanted forever…? At least since last Tuesday…?” Bounding across pastel pages with personality and familiar pomp and plumage, the pigeon assails readers with his longing for a puppy. That is, until a puppy shows up. A slobbery, wet-nosed, tail-wagging pooch that is larger than life—or at least bigger than the pigeon. Pigeon’s puppy love is short-lived…at least until his next obsession. This latest installment from a familiar feathered-friend offers laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice for would-be pet owners. (TM) ©2008 Cooperative Children’s Book Center


book cover
Book of the Week

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY:
In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest