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 Pigeon has to go to school!
 Author: Willems, Mo

 Publisher:  Hyperion Books for Children
 Pub Year: 2019

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [36] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 949550 ISBN: 9781368046459
 Ages: 3-5 Grades: K

 First day of school -- Fiction
 Fear -- Fiction
 School stories
 Pigeons -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $20.01

The pigeon must go to school, but frets about math, learning the alphabet, heavy backpacks, and what the teacher and other birds will think of him.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 502048

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (06/01/19)
   Booklist (+) (05/01/19)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/06/19)
 The Hornbook (07/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/01/2019 *Starred Review* In this latest series installment, it’s time for Pigeon to start attending school. However, he has absolutely no intention of going. He doesn’t do mornings, and he already knows everything, including how to “spel.” His stance, wings on his little birdie hips, shows his determination to avoid what he considers unnecessary and a waste of his time. But as he goes through a litany of “what-ifs,” his anxiety begins to show through his stubbornness. While addressing his laundry list of concerns, he slowly begins to understand that school just might be helpful when it comes to learning about things like the alphabet, finger painting, and reading. Each page offers backgrounds in subdued colors of tan, purple, gray, pink, orange, and green, with our ever-dramatic pale blue Pigeon front and center, the text transmitted entirely through his dialogue bubbles. The ending is spot-on, as Pigeon spots something big, something bright, and something yellow, and his excitement skyrockets. Children on their way to kindergarten may recognize themselves in Pigeon’s story and take heart at his (eventual) enthusiasm. The introductory endpapers show an empty classroom, and the concluding ones reveal who Pigeon’s classmates will be. A few of them will even be easily recognized by children familiar with this author-illustrator . . . and who isn’t?HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Pigeon's been winning hearts since he first appeared with that bus, and best-selling, multi-multi-award-winning Willems is irresistible to kids and grown-ups alike. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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