Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Pigeon Needs a Bath Lesson and Giveaway

I am so excited about the latest pigeon book; The Pigeon Needs a Bath! I mean... who doesn't LOVE the pigeon??!!?? This may be my favorite pigeon book yet! My class and I have already read it over and over again!
Here is what we did with it today. 
We made "dirty" pigeons, made text-to-self connections, and wrote to inform about pigeons. 
We made these pigeons by clipping corners and rounding pieces. 
Then we sponge painted dirty on him using brown paint. 

On top of being SUPER excited about the new pigeon book... I get to give away a copy of the book to 3 lucky bloggers!!

About the Book & Series
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.

First in the series, Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus recently celebrated its 10th birthday this year! Over the last  decade, The Pigeon books have sold millions of copies and enchanted young readers. The books have received numerous starred reviews, have appeared on many "best of" lists, and have even been inducted into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame.

About the Author
Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity). Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! was also an inaugural inductee into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame. And his celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as three Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, and Let's Go for a Drive!). Other favorites include Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and City Dog, Country Frog, illustrated by Jon J Muth. Mo lives in Massachusetts with his family.
©Marty Umans

Official Links
Visit the Official Site
Follow @The_Pigeon on Twitter

To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment with your name, email address, and comment saying how much you love the Pigeon. 

The giveaway ends Wednesday, April 16th at midnight. Good luck everyone!!





82 comments:

Shauna said...

My class loves all Mo Willems books, but the pigeon ones are their favorites. They love to draw him and this craft and book sounds like it would be right up their alley. shaunarae2@yahoo.com

Marlana said...

We love all the Pigeon books! The kids especially love The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog. I cannot wait to read Mo Willems latest book. It's sure to be great! Great post and giveaway!

Marlana Howerton
marlanajill{at}yahoo{dot}com
Lil' Country Librarian

Amy Powell said...

We do, we do, we do LOVE Pigeon. Lots of laughs and great to us to teach character, speech and thought bubbles and new words!
Amy Powell
Powebabe4@gmail.com

melanie322 said...

My kids like the pigeon books!! They are an easy reAd and funny!!
Melanie Emery
melanie322@yahoo.com

KeepCalmAnd LoveFirstGrade said...

This project is TOO CUTE!!! Such a great idea!! We just love these books! I can't wait to read this one!1
Melissa
Keep Calm and Love First Grade

keepcalmandlovefirstgrade@gmail.com

Cherie said...

We love Pigeon books! I would love to win this!

Cherie
cheriemae@gmail.com

Alice S said...

Who wouldn't love to read about a cute Piegon and his daily antics? The stories are engaging and super cute.
Alice
asmith2k@ymail.com

MrsS said...

I LOVE the pigeon! We read TONS of Mo Willems books and always try to find the pigeon at the end of every Elephant and Piggie book, too!
-Andrea
alwayskindergarten@gmail.com

Michelle Sanchez said...

We love Piegon books here too! This one looks just as cute!
Michelle
histeacher@cox.net

Kate said...

My preschoolers love all of Mo Willem's books! This one looks like a fun read!
Kate
Fun in ECSE

Mrs. Sappington said...

My first graders LOVE Mo's pigeon books! I love to use his books to teach fluency! We are doing an Author Study on Mo next week...this book would be a great addition! ;-) esappington@ashland.k12.mo.us
Thanks!
Erin

Brittani Black said...

My class would LOVE to win a copy of this book!!! I love the pigeons you made with your class! brittanitinsley85@gmail.com
Mrs. Black's Bees

Jenna said...

My students love Mo Willems books! We even made our own Pigeon story! I would love to share the new book with my class! wolfcub521@gmail.com
Jenna

Mrs. Brown said...

Oh so fun Mo Williems books! The Pigeon is always getting a chuckle from my kids!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Chrissy said...

Oh my heavens!!!! We adore pigeon and would love a copy of this book!!!!

angel chism said...

angel chism adchism@spsmail.org
love, love the pigeon

Brittany said...

So glad to have found your blog. I recently just started reading the pigeon books to my kinders and they are a hoot. My kiddos would be ecstatic to add a pigeon book to our classroom library.

britpmiller@gmail.com

Christin W. said...

Oh my, I LOVE the pigeon. I've been teaching my kinders how to use speech bubbles i their writing and these books are AWESOME to model that. I can't wait to get my hands on this new one!

Christin Shiftingteacherk2 @ gmail . Com
Shifting Teacher K-2

Dr. Maty said...

OH APRIL!!! A bath? that's genious!! I cannot wait to read it to my chickies.... they will looove it! I have to say our favorite is the first one "drives the bus" when he has the tantrum.... precious!
Thanks for always being so generous and creative sharing all your wonderful ideas. THANKs so much!!!
matyyoung@aol.com

Barbara Matson said...

This book is on my wishlist! My K class LOVES the Pigeon and all his antics.

barbara(dot)matson(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tanya M said...

We would love to get this book.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.
tanya_mironov@hotmail.com

Amanda Smith said...

How cool! What an awesome giveaway! My class LOVES the pigeon as well. My email address is daisydesigntpt@gmail.com.

Ooooh! I hope I win! Thank you!

Karyn said...

Haha! I adore the pigeon but my kids are SERIOUSLY in LOVE with him! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance! :o)

Kideducator@comcast.net

Breanne Simons said...

I love the pigeon WAY too much!!! Mo Willems is a genius! :) My kids would be over the moon to do your activity with this book!

Breanne
breannesimons@gmail.com

Angela Urso said...

Love love love the pigeon and Mo Willems! I even dressed up as the pigeon for our favorite book character day!
If I don't win, I'm definitely buying this book
a_urso@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

My Kindergarten class loves the pigeon and I know they will love this one!
tracymolina36@gmail.com

MamaMunky said...

My son loves The Pigeon, when I told him there was a new book, he freaked. Now, everything that comes in the mail, he asks if it is The Pigeon Needs a Bath book for him. He would love if that actually happened.

LindseyAylward at yahoo.com

Adair Frizzell said...

Adair Frizzell
blindwillow@aol.com
I love the Pigeon! He makes all the kids laugh!

maeberry said...

Brittney Welch
brittneymae119@gmail.com
My class loves the pigeon! I would love to add this book to my collection.

mshik said...

My class loves all of his books! We haven't read this one yet.
Gina.hickerson@gmail.com

Pabyrd2 said...

My class love Mo Williams books. Would love to add this to my collection! pab2@cox.net

Becky said...

The pigeon is hysterical! I love him so much and so do my students. Plus, he teaches all about author's craft and persuasion. I would be so excited to win this book.

Becky
Compassionate Teacher
hoffman.rebecca@att.net

Samantha Rigby said...

I love, love, love the pigeon! I hadn't read the books until last year. Both my first grade class and I feel in love. We were practically on the floor laughing. This would be awesome!!

Joyfully,
Sam
rigbys2014@gmail.com

kathleen wright said...

My class loves Mo Willems EVERY year. We do lots of stuff with Pigeon. Can't wait to get my hands on the book to add to our Mo bins! And his unit is coming up soon-- so good for beginning readers! Thanks for posting!

Melissa MacKinnon said...

Have I told you how MUCH I love the Pigeon? Where should I begin...oh wait...your eyes...has anyone ever told you your eyes are like swimming in a lake? GIVE ME THIS BOOK!!!! I'll give you five bucks...I'll be your best friend...I WANT THIS BOOK - RIGHT here, RIGHT now!

Hehe... I love the Pigeon. Pretty please?

Sincerely,
Melissa melissa.mackinnon@gmail.com

luckynordberg said...

We are huge Mo Willems fans! Our favorite is Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

arifamily at comcast dot net

Bobette Gore said...

I'm not sure who loves the Pigeon books the most, my students or myself! We have so much fun reading them. bgore2008@gmail.com

Debra said...

I love your cut corner pigeon. Another activity added to my arsenal! mrsrastin@rogers.com

kkaberle said...

My class loves Mo Willems, especially the pigeon (but we won't tell Gerald and Piggy, because they are our favorites too!!!). I would be very happy to add the new book to our library, and to make the "dirty pigeons" looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary said...

I cannot imagine my Kindergarten classroom without Pigeon! Even when we read Piggie and Elephant books we are always looking for Pogeon at the end. Mo Willems's books bring excitement and fun to our classroom and we are so excited to read this new book!

Mary Hartman
Mary.hartman@tusd1.org

Marleen Mendez said...
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Marleen Mendez said...

Absolutely love Pigeon! Mo Williams is one of our favorite authors! Pigeon, Elephant and Piggy are my kiddos favorite books!

Marleen Mendez
mendez.marleen@gmail.com

Randee said...

My 2nd grader came home from school raving about the new pigeon book! They had a special delivery from our local library...1st to check it out. I'd love to be the winner of one of these gems!
Randeeschatz@hotmail.com

Michelle Stiger said...

We love the Pigeon books. My daughter's 3rd grade teacher recently had her students do a reading of a Pigeon book (the kids got to choose which one) in front of the class and she loved it! I have never seen that kid so excited to read fluently in my life! We had a lot of fun reading different ones and trying to decide which pigeon book was best, but in the end, it was the hot dog that sold us! My name is Michelle and my email is stigerm@district87.org

Three Girls with a Mom said...

I love Pigeon books and therefore my kiddos do! I have only had one student in my ten years of reading them that didn't like the books. Strange child! :-)
cmessner@coupeville.k12.wa.us

oking said...

My kindergarteners love the pigeon books! We especially love "Don't let the Pigeon stay up late!" We giggle every time we read it!

Olivia King
livielou_08@hotmail.com

caroline said...

My kindergartners LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pigeon!! They can't wait to see the new book!

Shelly McDonald said...

I LOVE the pigeon books! I have 2 in Spanish! Shelly McDonald

Patricia McSweeney said...

We love all the pigeon books in our kindergarten. We like all the speech bubbles. They make it fun to read.
mcsweeneypat140@gmail.com

Lori said...

I have a Prek-3 license, but the only job available was 5th grade math so I went back and got my 4th/5th generalist license and have been teaching 5th for 2years. Now, there are 2 openings (K and 1st) and I'm trying to decide if I want to apply. There's lots to consider! One of my favorite things is reading and sharing books with little ones , including the Pigeon books. I don't get to do that in 5th grade math. If I win a book, I'll take that as the sign I've been praying for. I'd love to be able to share that story!

Jennifer Tice said...

LOVE this activity! How cute!
Rowdy in First Grade

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dbednars said...

I absolutely love the pigeon books - actually all Mo Willems' books. I was lucky to hear him speak a few years ago. He taught us how to make the pigeon. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

JACLYN said...

The pigeon always cheers us up! He's one funny bird!
firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com
Jaclyn Reynolds

newlymarried said...

I have a class full of little clowns. They love Mo Willems and the pigeon books!!
abahige@ccsd.k12.wy.us
Amanda Bahige (Kindergarten)

Janet W. said...

My grandsons love the pigeon books! Their favorite is Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog. They know it word for word. They would love to add this to their collection!

Janet Watson
janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

tynetots said...

I just got a packet of Pigeon in my last order. My seven year old just loves him and laughs every time. tynetots2000@yahoo.com

Maryann said...

My kindergarten class loves reading stories about Pigeon! I love the art project along with the writing activity to use with Pigeon! Thanks for the great activities to use with this series!
Thanks,
Maryann
brennemm@carlisleschools.org

Theresa N. said...

I love the Pigeon too.
Theresa N
weceno(aT)yahoo(dot)com

Veronica Varela said...

My kiddos love to read all about the Pigeon! :) I am a new follower through Google!

Emma Goliff said...

Hi! I have such a crush on Mo Willems. I have all of the books! Pigeon is awesome and it is uncanny how the kids really understand him! I haven't seen this book and would love to win it! Thanks!
egoliff@earthlink.net
emma
PS--I LOVE your craftivity!

Mrs. Goodwin said...

Oh I love the pigeon books. My students love reading them and we have had some cute stories written after reading all the stories I even have a pigeon punctuation freebie in my TPT store! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pigeon-Punctuation-Types-of-Sentences-792432

I have had my eye on this new pigeon book and would love to win it! I am crossing my fingers because it is my daughters bday when you will be drawing the winner!!
amsgoodwin@gmail.com

Lena Wessel said...

Oh my goodness, I am out here in Montana and don't have a single Pigeon book! Is that an excuse?!? My students and I love Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series, but we apparently need to get on the Pigeon bus, no matter who is driving! Thanks for the encouragement!

Lena Wessel said...

Oops, my email is lena.wessel@bsd7.org (just in case, but really, I am just happy to have learned what I am missing!)

Jennifer K. said...

My class LOVES the Pigeon although he actually comes in 3rd place to Gerald and Piggy because they are our absolute favorites!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten
ingen77@yahoo.com

mcoop1125 said...

Since my kinders discovered pigeon books earlier this year we haven't been able to keep them on our library shelves.
Michelle
mcoop1125@gmail.com

Leah said...

I love all Mo Williams books. He is my favorite author!!

Leah said...

Leah-
leahcarpenter13@hotmail.com
Love love love this give a way

Lori Huhne said...

My class loves the pigeon books! I use them to teach a unit on punctuation. I would love to win the new book!
lhuhne@optonline.net

Tracy Poor said...

We love the pigeon. We have read all the books our library has about him. We would love to add this new one to our class library

Diana Cote said...

Name: Diana Cote
e-mail: ladybug.83@live.com

I would love the pigeon book for my daughters library and she could share it with her cousin too. :)

Amanda Wilbanks said...

I LOVE the pigeon books! So much fun! amanda78wilbanks@yahoo.com
Amanda Wilbanks

Shelly McDonald said...

This borrowed this book from a friend and I LOVE IT!
Shelly McDonald

SForman said...

I love reading the Pigeon books in my kinder class. They are funny, engaging and interactive! I would love to win this new one!

Sharon
sharon.forman@gpsid.org

Miss Y. said...

I am so excited about this book! My Kinders and I love Mo Willems and especially that pigeon. We are learning about dialogue and speech bubbles in writing. They love the pigeon because he uses speech bubbles to talk, and say some pretty funny things! Can't wait to read this new book to them!

Amanda Viverette said...

Where have I been!? Didn't even know there was a new Pigeon book! If I don't win, I'll definitely have to purchase anyway to add to my library!! My kids absolutely love all the Pigeon books!

Amanda
Adviverette85@gmail.com

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

We fell in love with 'the pigeon' when he wanted to drive the bus now we can't wait to follow his latest adventure!

Teresa
tmhewson @ tidewater dot net

Shannon Alexander said...

I have never heard of this book before but is sure looks fun! I'm sure my kids will love it.
shannonsweep at gmail dot com

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Kim Card said...

We were having behavior problems with our K-2 bus students at dismissal. one of the 1st grade teachers started bringing a crate of her Mo Williams books. Behavior is much better.The kids are partner reading, fluency is improving, and they are developing an excitement for books!! They love the pigeon books and love to find him in the Piggy and Elephant books. We need more books with so many kids. Maybe webwillnwin1