Other Sellers on Amazon
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! (Pigeon, 9) Hardcover – Picture Book, January 1, 2014
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
From School Library Journal
- Publisher : Hyperion Books for Children; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2014)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1423190874
- ISBN-13 : 978-1423190875
- Reading age : 3 - 5 years
- Lexile measure : AD350L
- Grade level : Preschool - Kindergarten
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.25 x 0.35 x 9.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Willems might have a simple style of drawing, but he certainly gives that Pigeon a full range of emotions and body language.
My girls giggled and laughed through the entire book, and they have also enjoyed looking through it on their own. I appreciate the sophisticated vocabulary- what better way to teach phrases like "purely coincidental" and "a matter of opinion" than a sassy cartoon Pigeon?
This was a big hit at my house!
The Pigeon Needs a Bath is another great hit in the series, and honestly I feel is the best book yet in the series. The story is humorous; my son especially loves the very impressively thorough page where the Pigeon is coming up with his excuses as to why the water in the bath is too hot, too cold, and the many other reasons he justifies not wanting to get in. The story was humorous for both adults and children alike. It's longer than some of the other pigeon books, but still short enough that it can frequently be read and reread in a reasonable amount of time. And like the other Mo Willems books, on top of being great and wacky stories about the adventures and misadventures of the pigeons, the artwork is phenomenal and humorous as well. The artwork is simple yet very expressive. It's easy on the eyes, and I have a feeling that both the comical stories and artwork in these books will make them fairly timeless. Our son is still young, but I can already imagine myself taking these books back out to one day read them to my grandkids and I don't feel as if they will seem aged or out of date.
Overall, whether you are completely new to the pigeon series, or a long time reader, The Pigeon Needs a Bath is an outstanding addition to the Mo Willems collection and a book that I can imagine almost any child being excited to read and laugh about over and over again. Bonus points too, it even seemed to make my kid more excited about bath time as well!
Thank you Mo Willems, and please keep the Pigeon series coming!