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Title:
The pigeon finds a hot dog!
ISBN:
9780786818693

9780786852482

9781448743025

9780545226400

9781415528051

9780329528546

9780439800884

9781368009683
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.
Reading Level:
2-6.
Program Information:
AR 1.0 0.5.

Accelerated Reader LG 1 .5.

Reading Counts K-2 1 1.
Holds:

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Summary

Summary

When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But . . . then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird?
In this hilarious follow-up to the acclaimed Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems has created another avian adventure that encourages children to share even their most prized processed foods.
Mo Willems is a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the head writer of Cartoon Network's Code Name: Kids Next Door. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! is the companion to Mo's first children's book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! He is also the author of Time to Pee!.


Author Notes

Mo Willems was born on February 11, 1968. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts, he spent a year traveling around the world drawing a cartoon every day, which were published in the book You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons. For nine seasons, he worked as a writer and animator for PBS' Sesame Street, where he received 6 Emmy Awards for his writing. During this time, he also served as a weekly commentator for BBC Radio and created two animated series, Nickelodeon's The Off-Beats and Cartoon Network's Sheep in the Big City.

While working as head writer for Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door, he began writing and drawing books for children. He received three Caldecott Honor Awards for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! in 2004; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale in 2005; and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity in 2008. He also created the Elephant and Piggie series for Easy Readers, which were awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009.

His drawings, wire sculptures, and ceramics have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the nation. Occasionally he serves as the Radio Cartoonist for NPR's All Things Considered. He voices and produces animated cartoons based on his books with Weston Woods studios. The animated Knuffle Bunny was awarded Best Film during the New York International Children's Film Festival in 2008 and received the Andrew Carnegie Medal in 2007. His title Happy Pig Day made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his title Goldilocks and The Three Dinosaurs made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2013 his titles: That is Not a Good Idea!, Let's Go for a Drive! and I'm a Frog! made the New York Times Best Seller List. In 2014 The Pigeons Need a Bath! and Waiting Is Not Easy! made the New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 5

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Sure, he couldn't drive the bus, but will he have more success with a hot dog? The pigeon is back in this animated version of the book (Hyperion, 2004) by Mo Willems. In a twist, the hot dog is knocked from the end-papers by the bus driver from Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Hyperion, 2003; Weston Woods, 2009). Then the pigeon discovers it. What rapture! What bliss! What's that small voice? Yes, it's a duckling with many questions about hot dogs. The pigeon is caught between avarice and guilt, but settles on sharing. This hilarious yet simple story is done up in a splendiferous and rollicking fashion with simple yet fun animation and background colors and music that reflect every change in the pigeon's mood. The pigeon is enthusiastically voiced by Willems, while the duckling's part is performed by his daughter Trixie. A nice bonus is a 13-minute "Behind the Scenes" segment with Pete List, the director and animator, who explains the process of making an animated film. Students involved in their own short animation projects will find this a valuable resource. Subtitles are optional. This production will tickle viewers both young and old.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

In Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, the hero was subordinate to an unseen person who withheld bus-driving permission; here he has the dominant role and must placate his own pesky interloper, as he bargains with a duckling over a discarded hot dog. The tale, conveyed in the same pleasing emotive dialogue and gestures, opens with the pigeon's thrilled discovery of the title snack: "Oooooh! A hot dog!/ Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!" Suddenly, a smaller yellow bird enters from the lower right corner and asks, in rounded lower-case letters, "Is that a `hot dog'?" "Not a hot dog; my hot dog," the pigeon sniffs, but his reply gives the duckling a rhetorical advantage. "What do they taste like?" it wonders aloud. The pigeon knows the duckling's disingenuous game, but his suspicious, hooded eyes and frowning beak suggest uncertainty. The trickster, meanwhile, regards the pigeon through flirtatious blue eyes and coyly tilts its teardrop shaped beak. The pigeon glares at the audience ("Can you believe this guy!?!"), shouts "That's it!" in bold two-inch-tall caps and throws an eight-stage temper tantrum before splitting the wiener in half. "Hmmmm, needs mustard," says the duck. Through voice bubbles, body language, and expressive sizes and shapes of type, Willems crafts a comical give-and-take between the characters. He sketches both iconic birds in decisive crayony lines and tints the pages with smooth pastel hues. Readers of all ages won't be able to resist miming the sly conversation in this satisfying sequel. Ages 2-6. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

(Preschool, Primary) He's baaack! The impetuous pigeon from Willems's Caldecott Honor-winning Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (rev. 7/03) sets his sights here not on a joy ride but on something just as thrilling (for a pigeon): a discarded hot dog. Just as the goggle-eyed scavenger is about to devour this ""taste sensation"" in a bun, he's interrupted by a little duckling who ""scooty scoot scoots"" onto the page and asks innocently, ""Is that a 'hot dog'?"" The pigeon's irritated expression says it all: that duckling (a younger child/sibling stand-in) is horning in on his territory--""Not a hot dog; my hot dog."" The hot-headed pigeon humorously wrestles with a minor moral dilemma (to share or not to share) that will immediately resonate with the listening audience. In the end, the not-as-naive-as-he-appears duckling gets what he wants (half the hot dog and the pigeon's respect) while allowing the pigeon to save face--a triumph no matter which bird you identify with. Cartoonist Willems is as adept at depicting the daily dramas in a child's life as he is in using subtle changes in line to convey shifting emotions. The book's clean, minimalist design lets the duckling/pigeon performance take center stage, and the dialogue between the two is played for maximum laughs. Maybe the pigeon's shtick isn't as original this time around, but he's such an engaging character that it's still a treat to see him again. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Kirkus Review

The determined pigeon of the Caldecott Honor-winning Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (2003) returns in a more subdued performance that will nevertheless appeal to fans of the first. The pigeon is about to eat the hot dog he's found, when a sly, persevering, small yellow duckling "scooty scoot scoots" up with a series of questions and comments. Willems again expertly captures the personality and emotions of the droll pigeon ("not a hot dog; my hot dog") and the "guest star" duckling, who manages to trick the pigeon into giving him what he wants, taking notes about the taste of a hot dog. "Each morsel is a joy! A celebration in a bun!" says Pigeon. "Does it taste like chicken?" asks the winsome duck. Another tantrum ensues, but the hot dog is split and shared. Duckling tops off his triumph with a complaint that gives him the final word, "Hmm . . . needs mustard." Some readers may feel this tale could also use a bit more mustard, but children who already love the pigeon will be satisfied. (Picture book. 2-8) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

PreS. In this follow-up to Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus BKL S 1 03, the wheedling pigeon with the short fuse meets his match. Oooooh! A hot dog! he cries, as he zooms in for a landing on the first page. Before he can enjoy his scavenged treat, though, a little duckling scuttles over and begins asking numerous questions: Is that a \lquote hot dog'? What do they taste like? The pigeon loses his temper in a wing-flapping rant before the duckling innocently suggests that they share the dog, thus sparing the pigeon the frustration of having to explain the taste. Share it they do, but the pigeon knows he has been had: You know, you're pretty smart for a duckling. Once again, Willems uses artistic minimalism (each page shows only the birds and the hot dog, rendered in basic lines) and spare, hilarious dialogue to convey surprisingly realistic emotions. Preschoolers who recognized themselves in the tantrum-throwing pigeon of the previous title will also see themselves in the calm, shrewd duckling that knows just how to get his way. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist