The Pigeon Loves Things That Go!

Not coo.  Not coo at all. 

*Doesn't deviate from Mo Willems' calling card: humor  
*The hot dog zinger at the end is inherently funny, but the joke definitely requires a lot of, um, processing by children in the target demo
*For those who have read other titles in the series, this will feel like a miniature greatest hits homage

*This is not a story at all, but rather a really brief compilation of related thoughts that were slapped together and bound 
*Circling back to that hot dog joke, it wasn't just my son who got thrown off by its clunkiness -- it's one of those things that works better spoken out loud than as text in a book 
*To maintain contextual integrity, everything relies on adults and kids keeping the title phrase in mind as they turn from page to page, and that's just not going to happen 100% of the time

Good things don't always come in small packages.  Willems' whole "smidgeon of a pigeon" concept is not entirely off-base, especially given the relatively low $7 price.  Still, I think most people would agree that the book feels rushed and incomplete. If you're gonna add one of Mo's pieces to your collection, this is not the way to fly

Buy / Borrow / DONATE / Destroy

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