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Monday, 30 September 2019

Review: The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! is another hilarious Mo Willems classic, that will strike a chord with any child who has ever felt nervous about starting something new, particularly school.

With characteristically enthusiastic shenanigans, the feisty Pigeon rails against the unfairness of having to go to school. Readers who have come to know and love the Pigeon through some of Willems' many other books, including Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus, Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late! and The Pigeon Needs A Bath!, will not be disappointed.

Willems' stylised illustrations, show a remarkable range of emotions, when Pigeon storms about yelling, 'Why...? and 'What if...?', until it becomes clear that Pigeon is in fact quite nervous about starting school. Fortunately for the Pigeon, school may not be quite as scary as it seems!

Title: The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
Author/Illustrator: Mo Willems
Publisher: Walker Books Australia, $16.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781406389012
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book


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