Tag: Mo Willems

  • Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! by Mo Willems Analysis

    Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! by Mo Willems Analysis

    A comparison between Mo Willems’ Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus! and another from the same series, The Pigeon Wants A Puppy, highlights certain shared comedy writing techniques found in both. TECHNIQUES OF NOTE Directly addressing the young reader A main character who eventually tries to trick the reader A big struggle scene featuring a tantrum A circular ending…

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  • The Pigeon Wants A Puppy by Mo Willems Analysis

    The Pigeon Wants A Puppy by Mo Willems Analysis

    The Pigeon Wants A Puppy by Mo Willems is one of my kid’s favourite books. The Pigeon books are similar to the Elephant and Piggie books in graphic design and in humour. STORY STRUCTURE OF THE PIGEON WANTS A PUPPY SHORTCOMING When I read this quote from the author/illustrator I knew that Willems thinks of story in the same way…

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  • Elephant and Piggie Comedy Techniques Analysis

    The Elephant and Piggie books, invented by Mo Willems, are favourites of my 9-year-old daughter, who is otherwise long past beginner readers. She has asked for more Elephant and Piggies for her tenth  birthday. She feels a lot of similar level stories are ‘too babyish’ for her but an enduring interest in the Elephant and Piggie series demonstrates the extraordinarily…

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  • Lost Pets In Children’s Stories

    A child who reads heavily may well be under the impression that the acquisition of pets requires about as much thought as a well-chosen piece of jewellery. Yesterday I rewatched Bridge To Terabithia — a perennial favourite at our house. I can’t remember if this also happens in the book version, but at the end of the movie Leslie’s father says he…

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