When a bus driver takes a break in this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this brilliantly original and funny picture book demands audience participation!
From the satirical masterminds behind the New York Times best-seller Goodnight Bush (more than 125,000 copies sold) comes this scathingly funny political parody of the contemporary children's classic Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! As any left-leaning parent of small children will tell you, these days it seems like the Republican Party is taking its tactical and ideological cues from a screaming, mid-tantrum toddler. That's certainly how authors Erich Origen and Gan Golan feel: The parallel came into sharp relief as they read the beloved picture book Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus! to their own children. In this wildly funny (and uncannily spot-on) spoof, Origen and Golan take on the Republican political machine, represented here by a cartoonish, hyper-conservative vulture, who wants nothing more than to drive the bus (even though he secretly hates public transit); give rides to his top hat-wearing, white male cronies; and run over as many "socialists," environmentalists, and public employees as he can find. Timed to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, this witty and hilarious satire turns over-the-top Republican antics into fun-loving political child’s play. But, like most children’s books and their parodies, it also comes with a liberal dose of warning if we, the reader (…and the people), don’t heed the call: If you don't want to get thrown under it, then please...Dont' Let the Republican Drive the Bus! From the Hardcover edition.
Fiessein will gelernt sein: Leonardo ist ein schreckliches Monster. Aber er kann niemandem Angst einjagen. Weder ist er riesengross, noch hat er 1642 Zähne. Und obwohl er sich schrecklich bemüht, ein bisschen schrecklicher zu werden, es gelingt ihm einfach nicht. Da kommt ihm eine geniale Idee. Er muss einfach das ängstlichste Kind der Welt finden und ihm eine gehörige Gänsehaut verpassen. Und Leonardo entdeckt also seinen Erschreck-Kandidaten: Stefan. Leise schleicht er sich an sein ahnungsloses Opfer heran und zieht erbarmungslos alle Register, bis der kleine Junge in Tränen ausbricht. Doch es stellt sich heraus, dass Stefan gar nicht aus Angst vor Leonardo weint, sondern weil er sich mit seinem Bruder gestritten und keine Freunde hat. Darum fasst Leonardo einen Entschluss: Er will eigentlich gar nicht mehr ein fürchterliches Ungeheuer sein, sondern lieber ein guter Freund für Stefan werden, den er aber hin und wieder schon noch ein wenig erschrecken will. Ab 4 Jahren, gut, Silvia Zanetti.
Includes pages of highly interactive activities. This title helps you make a pigeon finger puppet, build a paper bus, make your own driver's licence, and you can even create your own Pigeon book starring.
MAD Magazine knows there are more important vehicles to protect in this 100% unauthorized parody of the classic children's book! While Batman is busy fighting crime on the mean streets of Gotham, it's up to us to keep an eye on the Batmobile. The only problem? The Penguin really, REALLY wants to drive it! Should we let him? In this all-new story, the Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine parody another classic, best-selling children's book, featuring the heroes and villains from the world of DC Comics' Batman!
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.
Die dunklen Mächte erwachen, und der Erbe des Dämonenkönigs muss sich seiner Bestimmung stellen... In Oden’s Ford lässt sich Han Allister, Erbe des legendären Dämonenkönigs, in den Techniken der Magie unterweisen. Nur so hat er eine Chance, den Clans im Kampf gegen den Hohen Magier Lord Bayar beistehen zu können. Doch noch jemand sucht unerkannt Zuflucht in der Schule der Magier: Prinzessin Raisa ist fest entschlossen, sich der drohenden Vermählung mit Micah, dem Sohn Lord Bayars, zu widersetzen. Als die Armeen des Hohen Magiers über das Königreich herfallen, entdecken Han und Raisa, wie sehr sie aufeinander angewiesen sind.
Simplified Chinese edition of The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems who received the Caldecott Honor for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!. Willems is also a Sesame Street script writer and NPR cartoonist. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
This biography introduces readers to Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the incredibly popular Knuffle Bunny books. Readers will learn about Willemss childhood in Louisiana through his years in New York and current family life in Massachusetts, his early interests in sculpture and cartooning, his experience working for Sesame Street, the creation of the Pigeon and the publication of Dont Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, as well as his latest projects, including Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and new additions to the funny Elephant and Piggie books. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Willemss childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and his beloved works. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
These vocabulary activities for The Pigeon Books incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with the study of the texts. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.
These activities for The Pigeon Books practice key language convention skills. The activities integrate literature with learning about grammar, word choice, and sentence structure. Learning can be fun when it's connected to literature.
Students will enjoy studying the story elements of The Pigeon Books through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book.
Children will love analyzing these hilarious, fun books about a silly Pigeon who tries to get away with too much! Students will learn to analyze various story elements through the fun, challenging activities and lessons provided in this digital instructional guide for literature. This e-book is the perfect tool for teachers to aid students in analyzing and comprehending these goofy stories. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.