I’m working with The Pigeon books series and received samples and compensation to host a party with my neighbors for The Pigeon books…..And this is our Pigeon Adventure
So, here in Seattle when it’s sunny we have a party outside not inside and I think an outdoor theme for “The Pigeon Needs a Bath” by Mo Willems and other The Pigeon series books is perfect don’t you? See it’s a sunny day and The Pigeon Needs a Bath, even the one with the red hair that has the same argument with me that you’ll find in the book….
Once the kids got home from school we took our party over to the park. You see when the sun comes out in Seattle we all run outdoors because you might only have 15 minutes to enjoy it. Luckily on this particular Monday we had a TON of sun. It was awesome.
Before the kids got home from school I got everything ready. I created salted melon rinds and a whole other basket of fruit to share. It was a hot day so really nice cold melon was really a hot commodity.
Then I created some really fun gift baskets full of Easter supplies. Of those supplies each family received three of the Pigeon Series books. We have a lot of kids in each family so I LOADED up these bags with lots of goodies.
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog
The Pigeon Needs a Bath
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
The books are a hit in our house, Zoe read all of them as soon as she saw them in the living room. The first time I saw any of The Pigeon books was in my daughter’s book order for school. I think she even had it circled, it was hers or her brother’s one of them had it circled.
One thing about playing outside and having the party outside is that my kids end up playing in the dirt and needing a bath so of course we had to read The Pigeon Needs a Bath before bath time and bed that night.
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 it’s 10th birthday! 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.
Check out the 10th Anniversary Activity Kit here. And see how much more fun we had in the sun with our Pigeon Needs a bath outdoor celebration.
PS: the day after my friend said thank you on Facebook:
About the Author
Photo credit: ©Marty Umans
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.