Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Hyperion, 2003 (2003)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
n a tale that teaches us that even bird-brains can dream, the little pigeon wants to drive the bus. And he wants it in the same focused and passionate way that all strong-willed children want something at some time or other.
e marshals all the arguments ('
I'll just steer
') and acts out the role. He pleads and cajoles ('
I have dreams, you know!
') and finally loses his temper. When the bus driver returns and the bus leaves, it's a setback. The little pigeon is sad ... but he soon recovers and sets his sights on something new and even more challenging.
his small pigeon embodies the big dreams we all have as kids and adults. He amuses us by enacting a little one's wants and frustrations, but he also reminds us of the importance of dreaming, and he doesn't give up on his own.
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