The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! (Mo Willems)

Hello, friends! Our book today is the eagerly-awaited return of a beloved picture book character in The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems.

The opinionated pigeon is back and so. very. ready. to ride the roller coaster today. He knows that riding the roller coaster will NOT be easy. He will need a ticket (but he will HAVE a ticket). There will be a line, but he will “demonstrate exemplary patience!”. And when he arrives at the front of the line and it’s his turn to ride? Oh. BOY. He will experience an inimitable topsy-turvy adventure like no one has ever seen! He will be EXCITED, and DIZZY, and PROUD, and he will be ready to do it all over again! Before he knows it, he is to the front of the line! He has his ticket! You know what comes next! Or do you?

Hilarious fun. Fans of the Willem’s The Pigeon series will be well pleased with this new installment, which sees the titular bird and his trademark manic energy tackle a brand new and amusingly subversive adventure. Readers who are unfamiliar with Pigeon and his bombastic style of delivery may be caught off guard, but will still be entertained by a story of preconceptions not always preparing us for reality. The length is perfect for a storytime, and if you don’t find yourself reading this one with Mo Willem’s distinctive Pigeon delivery, then you’ve never seen the hysterical animated shorts adapted from the previous books (which you absolutely should). JJ, who is a fan of both the previous books and the shorts, was ecstatic to have a new Pigeon story to enjoy, and rolled with laughter at the twist. So overall, a highly satisfying return of a kidlit favorite, and we can absolutely recommend it – Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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