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 can I say that hasn't already been said? The Pigeon Needs a Bath is as fun as (picture book) reading gets. A grumpy pigeon, in denial of his stench, not only finds that he does, indeed, need a bath...but he actually enjoys bathtime! And what little kid won't find themselves laughing because they've done the same thing as the pigeon? My daughter even found a hilarious illustration we both laughed at after reading it on the back inside cover. Mo Willems has been gifted with a truly incredible, children's book talent.
Mo Willems may be a genius. I adore all of the Pigeon books and so do my kids (at home and school). Every book I have read to them has had us all laughing! The Pigeon is so dramatic, and I love it. The Pigeon Needs a Bath is a great read aloud. There is so much emotion in the words and illustrations and even adults can't help but get caught up in reading this one. Sometimes, I might enjoy reading a Pigeon book more than my kids.
If you are a fan of Mo Willems this is definitely one you must add to your collection. If you haven't experienced a Mo Willems book, what are you waiting for? Find one, you won't regret it.