The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

7 Apr


I’ll get right to the point. I’ve got three – YES 3! – copies of Mo Willems new book The Pigeon Needs a Bath to give away! Let me know in the comments if you want to be included in the drawing. On April 14th I will announce the winners. To pick the winners, I will put all the names of the commentors who say they want to win the Pigeon in a hat and my sister Josie will pick 3 names out. You have until Sunday April 13th to enter. I am sorry but the contest is only open to US addresses (no PO boxes). Good luck!

PigeonNeedsaBathThe Pigeon Needs a Bath

By Mo Willems

40 pages – ages 3+
Published by Disney-Hyperion on April 1, 2014

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.

What I thought –

Mo Willems + Pigeon = Awesomesauce

I love Mo Willems. His humor and story telling skills are incredible. He didn’t disappoint with his newest Pigeon book. I love how there are “stink” fumes drawn coming off Pigeon and the flies are even grossed out by him… or is Pigeon a her… gee, I never really thought about that… *NOTE* just googled it – Mo Willems purposely doesn’t have Pigeon being a guy or girl, that’s why he likes animals, you don’t have to say (click HERE for the interview I found that answer to in People Magazine) what gender the animal is. Very cool!  I think parents with kids who don’t like to take baths or maybe are scared of the water can read this with their kids and they can have fun with it. Like all other Mo Willems’ books, I found myself reading this a couple of times over already. His books never get old!

Five out of five bookworms – and get that Pigeon a bath!!! fivebooks

To learn more –

Visit the Official Site

Follow @The_Pigeon on Twitter



About the Author
Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. And his celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as three Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, and Let’s Go for a Drive!). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth. Mo lives in Massachusetts with his family.

Don’t forget to comment and tell me if you want in the drawing for a copy of The Pigeon Needs a Bath!!!

Check out the book’s trailer –

91 Responses to “The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems Review and GIVEAWAY!!!”

  1. Debbie Austin April 7, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    Me! Me! Pick me! Pick me! I love that pigeon! The trailer was pretty cool, too. Thanks for reviewing and hosting a giveaway, Erik.


  2. Joanna April 7, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    I like that you googled Pigeon’s gender! Mo Willems manages to say so much with so few and such simple words. He truly is a great storyteller!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 8, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

      He is a great storyteller – he is extremely dramatic while reading his books. 😉


  3. stuffthatmatters2me April 7, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Sounds like a delightful–and useful–book!


  4. itsybitsymom April 7, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    LOVE the Pigeon! (Thanks, I never thought about what gender Pigeon was, but good to know!) We’d love a copy, please enter us in the drawing! Thanks!


  5. The Story Reading Ape April 7, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Love Mo’s feathered hat photo LOL 😀


  6. rnewman504 April 7, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Love the pigeon books! Great review, Erik! Please include me in the drawing! Thanks! 🙂


  7. tinamcho April 7, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    I’d love to win this book for my niece in Iowa! I love Mo’s books.


  8. Kirsten W. Larson April 7, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Yesssss….one of my favorite characters of all time is back. Erik, I would like to be entered into the drawing. Thanks!


  9. Kelly April 7, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    My kids love pigeon and we’d love to win a copy of his latest adventure, thanks!


  10. beleyne April 7, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Love this guy’s books! Will have to go to my nearest Canadian bookstore and purchase:)


  11. paperwitheverything April 7, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Love his artwork and would love a copy of his book too!


  12. Patricia Tilton April 7, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Yes, add me to the list for a give-away. I have a granddaughter who loves his books. He really is a very funny storyteller. He does so with very simple language and greate artwork.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

      Mr. Willems is a great storyteller! He’s totally melodramatic when he reads aloud! 😀


  13. Tracey M. Cox April 7, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    OH ANOTHER BOOK I “NEED”! I’m going to be broke. I need an intervention! hahahaha!
    thanks for hosting this give-away, Erik!


  14. Tracey M. Cox April 7, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Reblogged this on a writers blog by: Tracey M. Cox and commented:
    REBLOG: Another soon to be release book into the wild! Go check out this new book too.


  15. Angela Brown April 7, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    I guess the question is who wouldn’t want to win of Mo Willems’s awesome stories. So yes, please add me…pretty please : 🙂


  16. Claudine @ CarryUsOff Books April 7, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    I’m outside the U.S., but it’s okay, I’ll get to this book in the near future. Love the picture of the author with a pigeon on his head!


  17. kirsticall April 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    We love the pigeon books at our house! This book looks fantastic as always!


  18. stanleyandkatrina April 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    AHHH! We love all things Pigeon, here! Pick us, pick us, pick us! So much fun.
    ~The Gang


  19. Renee April 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    My granddaughter, Charlotte, is your biggest fan. As her first reader, your books are to her what Sally, Dick and Jane was to me. She will always remember the feeling of learning to read when she looks at your books.


  20. ontheplumtree April 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Fabulous! This is just brilliant! And great review.


  21. primabeeCharity L. April 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    We love Mo Willems books! Please include me in the drawing. Thank you!


  22. Ana Crespo April 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Sure I’d like a copy! Who wouldn’t!? Ask Josie to pick me. Thanks for all your work! It’s impressive.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

      Thank you Ms. Crespo! Best of luck to you on the drawing (I would give a good word in for you, but Josie barely listens to me. *grumbles something about little sisters*)! 😉


  23. Genevieve Petrillo April 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Yes! I’d LOVE to win a book about not taking a bath! I never want to take a bath. Ever!

    Love and licks,


  24. Rhonda Paglia - "Grammy Pags" April 7, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    I LOVE your books – and birds!! I have 5 darling grandchildren who love your books – and baths!! Books – birds – baths – all good – pick me!! Love, Rhonda Paglia “Grammy Pags Stories”


  25. Stacy S. Jensen April 8, 2014 at 1:51 am #

    Enzo needs a bath. Er, I mean, Enzo’s mom would like to be included in the drawing, if possible. Looking forward to reading a new Pigeon book. I love that you were able to find the interview about the animals. As a writer, I sometimes tend to write more boy characters, because I’m surrounded by one little boy.


  26. E. April 8, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    None of my students needs a bath but I’m sure they would love to have me read this book to them. I really like the idea of genderless characters.


  27. mlreads April 8, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    I would love to be a entered in the drawing. I put off a bath time storytime this winter waiting for this book to be published. Thanks! Kerri


  28. laura ari April 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    My preschool class adores Pigeon! I would love to be entered!


  29. LovableLobo April 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Oh, the plight of the Pigeon! That bird has an “occult” like following and I’m part of the flock. ; ) Please enter me in the drawing, too. Great review and post, SuperKid!


  30. bn100 April 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Nice review. Please enter me


  31. Anonymous April 9, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Mo Willem’s Pigeon is the best.
    Karen Casale


  32. writersideup April 9, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Mo Willems is definitely a picture book genius! I’m in for the giveaway! 😀 Thanks, Erik!


  33. Carola April 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Oh what fun! Please enter me for a chance to win!


  34. readingwithrhythm April 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    I would very much like to give that pigeon a bath!! Love that pigeon!


  35. Kimberly April 10, 2014 at 4:54 am #

    My 2 year old is obsessed with the Pigeon. Her favorite is The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog. She’s never actually HAD a hot dog before, but she is pretty sure it is her favorite food too.


  36. rachel April 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Enter me please 🙂


  37. Daddy April 12, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Sign me up. Dad. Um I mean some person who follows your awesome blog but is not related to you or anybody else that is affiliated with your blog or sponsors. Fewww ! I almost blew my cover. Addyday


  38. Janet W. April 13, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    My grandsons are big fans of the pigeon books! They would love to add this to their collection!


  39. Lauri Meyers April 14, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    I always just thought the pigeon was a boy, but I don’t know why I felt that way. Was it because he wanted to drive the bus? I suppose a girl pigeon could want to drive the bus. Am I against girls driving buses? Agh! How sexist of me…. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, so I can be more open-minded!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks April 14, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

      I always read it in my mind with the pigeon being a snarky-like guy who complains a lot. Though, that does describe some of my female classmates… 😉


  40. Mel-Mel April 21, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    As a huge Mo Willems fan (such a fan, he once signed my arm), I can’t wait to read this book! Excellent review!


  41. Myra GB June 9, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    I can never get enough of Mo Willems, I think. Have you heard of his book “You can never find a rickshaw when it monsoons: The World on One Cartoon a Day” – wonderful travel memoir by Mo Willems.


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