Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! by Mo Willems

Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!

Written by Mo Willems

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April 2013 Picture Book of the Month

Best-selling author/illustrator Mo Willems has created a bumper book of creative activities which will delight all his fans and get everyone busy! Drawing fresh parts of the story, colouring in stars and fireworks, creating your own wall paper – all of this and more is packed into this fun and easy to use book. Perfect for all fans of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – and even for those haven't as they will now want to go and read that too!


Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! by Mo Willems

272 pages of fun and games in a super blockbuster activity book starring the Pigeon, Duckling, the Bus Driver, a brand-new character (the Mad Cow) and...YOU! From the acclaimed creator of the Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus series comes a whole new level of Pigeon hilarity! Will the Pigeon ever get to finish this activity book? Will he spend his time running away from The Mad Cow? Will Duckling finish it for him? Follow the Bus Driver's lead as you write, colour, doodle, draw and create! Every page will be perforated, so when you're done, tear out your masterpiece and hang it up (or keep it in one of the handy folders at the front and back of the book)!

Includes pages of highly interactive activities, to help 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.

The characters from award-winning author/illustrator Mo Willems's now have their very own website hosted by none other than the Pigeon himself! Click here!


A real blockbuster Sunday Express Great, fun stuff all round Inis The hilarious pigeon stars in his very own activity book. Metro Guaranteed hours of fun Recommended Reads 2013

About the Author

Mo Willems

As a child

Mo grew up during the 1970s, so he always looked kind of goofy. One time in his school's art class, Mo's teacher told him to stop drawing cartoons all the time. She said big, boring drawings of fruit in a bowl that made people's eyes glaze over were A-R-T, but funny cartoons that made people laugh weren't. She was wrong. Mo had great truble speling when he was a kidd.

As an adult

Mo once met a man in Egypt who had built a huge sand temple about his life (which mostly consisted of images of him constructing a huge sand temple about his life). He dreamt of creating a one-to-one scale model of the desert. Mo drove a motorcyle in New York for about five years without a single accident. Then he realized he was lucky not to have an accident, so he bought a used Volvo. If Mo had known how cool having a wife and daughter was, he would have got them sooner.

As an artist

At age eighteen, Mo moved temporarily to London to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up comic. He quickly established himself and somehow managed to get a spot in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before returning to America to become a film student. At New York University he discovered animation and quickly became entranced by the ability to make movies without having to beg a crew to help him. Here he discovered the work of Ronald Searle and the UPA animation studio, both of which influenced his deceptively simple, graphic drawing style. After graduating from college, he travelled around the world for a year, returning with ridiculous sideburns. A quick shave later, he returned to New York and became an animator and writer for TV, most notably for Sesame Street (where he won six Emmys for his writing). He then wrote for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Mo's first foray into children's books was the innovative Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, which appeared on many “best book” lists and won a prestigious American Prize, the Caldecott Honor, in 2004. He has encouraged thousands of children to yell “NOOOOOO!” in libraries. Mo hopes to devote an increasing percentage of his time writing and illustrating children's books.

Things you didn't know about Mo Willems

1. His shoe size.

2. Mo once walked all the way across France with his dad (don't ask him why).

3. Mo used to record a weekly Postcard from Brooklyn for BBC radio (kind of like Alistair Cooke's Letters From America only less good).

4. Mo finds rain depressing.

5. It’s always raining when Mo goes on vacation.

6. Mo's arch-enemy is PRINT-TOR, the evil spirit of vengeance that makes printing on any computer a near impossibility.

7. Mo doesn't like sweets, but eats bags and bags of candy when he takes long drives.

8. Mo reads really long, really boring books about history and everybody laughs at him, but he doesn't care what they say (much).

9. Did you ever see that really great movie about a pig called Babe? Mo wasn't in that movie.

10. Mo gets very bored very...

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Mo Willems
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Author's Website


Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th April 2013




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