When my 7 year old had a broken leg, Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book was an absolute life saver. Before she got the hang of her crutches, her full leg cast left her stranded on our couch nearly the entire day. Her grandmother sent her this activity book and she could not have enjoyed it more. It had her working and giggling for days and days.
Comments: Our family LOVES Mo Willems books. Elephant and Piggie are 100% the books that turned my kids into real readers. They are simple enough that we could read them together early on and fun enough that kids want to re-read them on their own. The whole Pigeon series is absolutely hilarious.
When I found out there was a Pigeon activity book, I knew it would be good. However, this book over-delivers by far. My 7 year old needed some help reading the instructions, but as soon as she knew what to do, she would spend a considerable amount of time on each activity. Even when she was stuck on the couch for weeks, this book kept providing what seemed like endless entertainment.
She drew and colored and cut and wrote. There was enough variety in the activities that she never got bored. She made a puppet show. She built an airport. She got to use her creativity in so many different ways.
I would recommend this book to any child under the age of about 10. However, for a creative child who is stuck inside for whatever reason, this book is a blessing. If it weren’t for this book, my daughter likely would have spent half her days watching movies and playing video games when she was hurt. With this book, she didn’t even miss them.
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