Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

by Mo Willems

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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786837465
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Series: Mo Willems's Pigeon Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 21,257
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems 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 TALE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Western Massachusetts.

#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems 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 TALE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009. He lives with his wife and daughter in Western Massachusetts.

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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old son loves the pigeon books. He got 3 of them as a birthday gift and has enjoyed them so much that I ordered some for his 2yr old cousin. We also have "The Pigeon finds a hot dog" and "The Pigeon wants a puppy." We have read them so many times that he has started repeating parts after I read them. Also, I don't mind reading them over and over because they are entertaining and amusing to me as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We got this book for my son when he was 4. He is now 6 and we're still reading it. It is such a simple book, but so funny. The illustrations of the various moods of the pigeon say so much without many words. We have all of the other Pigeon books and also Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems and my son loves them all. I bought it this X-mas for my nephew who is 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is among my son's favorite books (age 15 months); he of course does not really understand the text, but he likes to see it, and likes my reading it to him. And any parent will recognize the type of negotiation that the pigeon does. I expect the book to have a second life when he gets old enough to understand it. Another book by the same author (Don't let the pigeon drive the bus) is less funny; it follows very much the same pattern, but the jokes are better the first time. But we very much recommend this book (don't let the pigeon stay up late).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pigeon doesn't want to go to bed - he's not tired - YAWN!!!! I swear my 1st grader was the model for the writing of this book because he uses all of these tricks to try and stay up late! Mo Willems hits it right on the head and your funny bone too! A great gift for emerging readers. Boys will pick it up - and most of the pigeon series - and stay with the whole series....
PhredFan More than 1 year ago
We just love this pigeon! This book did not disappoint. We have already read it at least a dozen times. Such simple drawings somehow capture the pigeon's personality. This might not be a good bedtime choice, since we tend to get pretty wound up reading it. (We kind of act it out along the way, too.) I don't think we've ever picked up a pigeon book that we haven't read it several times in one sitting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend syd and I love this book!! We love it so much that we are going to do it in school for a reading thing that we do. We are both in 6th grade (AWESOME!) and love the Mo William books. I also love Dont let the pigeon drive the bus!!!!! GO MO!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have all the other 'Pigeon' books in my classroom! They love that silly pigeon and take his bed time very seriously. We read the Pigeon books every year and the children write their own Pigeon tales. A funny story with lots of candor and expression. It's a delight to hear the children read it aloud!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seriously, Mo Willems is a comic genius. The illustrations in his pigeon books are so simplistic and yet convey such a wealth of emotion... Hilarious!!
coachncheern on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With very little dialogue, a pigeon makes a multitude of excuse to try to stay up at night. It is just as humorous as the other Mo Willems books.
Sassy_Seshat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the pigeon! He's mischievous.
spartyliblover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pigeon is supposed to go to bed early, but Pigeon doesn't want to go to bed! The illustrations develop the characters and their personalities through the pages. This is also one of many books featuring the Pigeon so some readers may already be familiar with the characters. The story line is simplistic and great for beginning readers. The setting would be familiar with many young children since most kids are trying to stay up later than they are supposed to. This would be a great book in a public library for beginning readers, and for parents to read to kids. It is a perfect bed time story.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While not quite as good (IMO) as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", this was still a good read. My daughter enjoyed it, my son enjoyed it, I enjoyed it, so it's definitely good. It just doesn't have quite the snap that the other book does. Partially that's probably because the novelty with the first is gone with this one. Definitely a good book, though! I recommend it for all parents and children.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The pigeon throws all the standard tricks to get you to let him stay up late, you say no a lot, he falls asleep and dreams of having a hot dog party. Everybody's happy!His arguments range the gamut from almost-sincere to positively silly to, of course, none at all. Great fun, can't find words to express that.This book will tend to hype a kid up. If you are reading this at bedtime, put another, calmer book after it in the line-up. Something like "Goodnight Moon" or "Goodnight, Mr. Night" or "The Going to Bed Book". However, for daytime storytelling this is definitely great for the more fidgety kids, who get distracted at storytime easily. It *demands* audience participation.
justinscott66 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this series and was not disappointed by this addition. As a teacher I would get a copy of this book for each early childhood parent to read to their child before bed! A great starter in introducing personal, child created Pigeon books. It is interactive, entertaining and begins to teach (as the rest of the series does) the art of persuasion.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another few roars of laughter. This is back on form, the pigeon uses every well-known tactic to avoid going to bed, only to time himself out.Savvy kids might enjoy a cameo appearance by the Knufflebunny on the last few pages.
rpultusk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This adorable bedtime story is about a pigeon who is left in the reader's care by his caretaker. The pigeon wants to stay up late and gives the reader dozens of classic reasons to stay up late. However, by the end of the book, the pigeon is fast asleep and his caretaker returns to thank the reader. The clever, appealing first-person point of view of this story is, perhaps, the most significant component of the basis for its appeal.The illustrations are also wonderfully simple and endearing. The almost iconic Mo Willems pigeon graces every page (always in a different place) and the Courier New font Willems uses for the pigeon's cartoon word bubbles fits the story (both the content of the text and the illustrations) perfectly. The style of this book (sparse illustrations, the recognizable pigeon, the word bubbles) is infinitely appealing. Other than the pigeon and his barely-present, yet grateful, caretaker, there are no other characters. The setting is rather unknown and insignificant, but the critical piece is that it is bed time for the pigeon. This book would make an ideal silly bedtime story.Highly recommended for preschool and elementary school libraries.
slblack2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A man ask Pigeon to watch the pigeon and make sure he doesn't stay up late. The pigeon tries his best to convince the reader that he is not tire and does not need to go to bed. It doesn't take long but the Pigeon falls asleep fast. The man comes back and thanks you for making sure he went to sleep. I love all Pigeon books. Children would love this interactive book.
jalann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a really funny book that children will really enjoy. The book starts with a man that ask the children to not let the pigeon stay up late. The pigeon is very funny when trying to convince the readers to let him stay up. The author uses lots of expression in his writing, and would be a good example of different types of punctuation.
laurakurtz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a take off of 'don't let the pigeon drive the bus". In this story, the bus driver goes off to brush his teeth and asks the driver not to let the pigeon stay up late. In this fun and funny interactive story, the silly expressive pigeon begs, pleads, and tries to cajole us into letting him stay up. Its a great read: fun, interactive, and expressive. The drawings are classic Willems- simple and incredibly expressive. I just love the pigeon!
cvyork on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great for little kids, first-person perspective, of the pigeon telling the reader all of the reasons it should stay awake longer. Not as good that pigeon wants a puppy or don't let the pigeon drive the bus.
crystalr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good book to use for teaching childrens fun writting and grammer! It also allows the students to interact with the book and the character while reading
yarb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was a bit miffed that having exerted myself to prevent the pigeon from staying up late, it then proceeded to fall alseep regardless. Why did I bother?
katrinafroelich on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful bedtime storybook guaranteed to elicit giggles and sympathetic yawns from the audience. The pigeon is very expressive and has the imagination and energy of the younger set. An appearance is made by Knuffle Bunny as well.
NSCCPHeather on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Willems' pigeon books are so fun to read outloud! There's always the "straight guy" role to play and then the pigeon with his outbursts of emotion - glee, whining, pleading, and in this book, yawns of all sizes. I just hope the pigeon didn't give my son any ideas about prolonging bedtime.
Kschreiner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this was very cute. Even though it was very similar to "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" it was still funny and different in its own way.