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Caution: not for a child who has no reservations about school
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 5, 2021
My son loves Mo Williems's books. He is starting preschool and we have done a lot to prepare him for his first day. Overall, he was pretty excited. This book, however, introduced a lot of doubts and questions that he never had about school. The main issue with this book is that the doubts and fears about school were never fully addressed at the end of the story. The take away (for a child) is that despite the concerns, the pigeon is excited to go to school because he gets to ride a school bus. My preschooler will not be riding a school bus so he cannot relate. Instead, he now has concerns about all the different things that the pigeon has brought up. As a parent, I made the mistake of not reading the book ahead of time and just assumed that it was another appropriate book based on the author and his other stories.