Bibliographic Information: Willems, M.,& Hyperion Books for Children. (2003). Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus.

Annotation: Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus is about a pigeon that tries to persuade the reader to allow it to drive the bus while the bus driver is away.

Genre: Fiction, Comedy and Humor

Grade Level: Pre-K-1st 

Readers who will like this book: Young students who are just learning how to read would enjoy this book because the text is large and clear and because this is an interactive book. S

Personal response and rating: 5/5 I think this would be a great book to bring into a kindergarten or first grade classroom because this book allows students to interact with the main character in the book, the pigeon asks the reader questions. The illustrations are humorous and the text is large and simple enough for beginner readers to read.

Text dependent question:  What does the pigeon offer you in return if you let him drive the bus?

Reading strategies: Guided reading would be a useful strategy for when reading this book. Guided reading gives student the opportunity to become more fluent, capable readers. Beginning readers can start with this book and have teachers sitting next to them to teach them strategies and skills and to provide guidance when necessary.

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