Mo Willems Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!

Last updated date: September 14, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

Mo Willems Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!

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Overall Take

Kids will complete a range of activities including building an airport and drawing cute ducks. This book is perfect for keeping kids entertained during travel. Each page includes a new, fun activity. In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the Mo Willems Mo Willems Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! placed 4th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 14, 2020:
Checkout The Best Activity Book for a detailed review of all the top activity books.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.8
750 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
As far as activity books go this is one of the most unique, creative, and fun ones we have used. This is a great book to take on vacation so your child has some activities to do while you wait various places or spend time in a hotel.
- Good Reads
My little ones still fight over who can work on this one. Not only does the workbook include a mix of art and writing by teaching children how to draw their own “Pigeon,” but it gets them reading.
- The Washington Post
There are lots of opportunities for children to incorporate their own ideas and preferences, so this never becomes a boring series of instructions and tasks.
- Kid's Book Review
Each page has an activity
- Born Cute
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.
- Research Parent
You'll also notice that the pages are perforated and tear out easily. There are also special storage flaps on the front and back inside covers that will give you a place to keep the pages removed from the book.
- BookLoons
We got the book on this Sunday and she has been keeping herself busy with book.
- The Joy of Sharing
What experts didn't like
A lot of the activities are more involved than what can be done in the car though - only downside.
- Good Reads
The layout can be confusing and busy for kids
- Born Cute
My 7 year old needed some help reading the instructions.
- Research Parent
Adults should be sure to read the Things You Should Know page that explains how to use the book and what special supplies are needed. You'll need a pencil, box of crayons, some tape, a pair of scissors and a few coins, plus a stapler and some string.
- BookLoons

From The Manufacturer

The Pigeon really, really wants to finish this activity book! But that pesky Duckling keeps getting in the way. Oh, and there's someone new on the scene causing all kinds of problems.... Follow the Bus Driver's lead as you write, color, draw, create--even build an airport!--in this fun-filled book starring the Pigeon and YOU. Willems and Codename: Kids Next Door creator Warburton allow readers to really get in touch with Pigeon, Duckling, and other beloved characters in a banter-filled activity book with a hilariously digressive narrative. On each perforated page, the Bus Driver provides instructions for each activity (which include drawing prompts, crafts, games, and more), while Pigeon-no surprise-gently pesters readers ("Now we're done with this activity book, right?"). When an alarmed Pigeon announces, "We're late for a puppet show!?" readers are instructed to craft a paper airplane, which then necessitates building an airport, naturally. Readers also have a hand in creating an elaborate puppet show (that Pigeon sleeps through), by filling in blanks for an exchange featuring a cranky new character, Mad Cow. The humor snowballs, with kids adding their own jokes to the mix, and the laughs will, too. Ages 3 up.

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An Overview On Activity Books

Have you ever heard your child saying “I’m bored!” That’s a phrase kids use often when they’re not quite sure which adventure to tackle next. Regardless of age, kids are curious and independent. They have inquiring minds that love learning new things. They also have a need to be busy all the time. Sitting still with nothing to do isn’t something children enjoy.

An activity book is a great way to encourage your child’s inquisitiveness while keeping them busy. These are workbooks designed specifically for kids, filled with coloring pages, word searches, crosswords, mazes, diagrams and so much more. Activity books are typically made for a specific age group. Some focus on one area, such as biology or literacy, while others include a wide variety of activities that span the gamut. Most activity books are educational and entertaining at the same time.

One of the best parts of activity books is that they are highly portable. The books are easy to take with you wherever you go. All you need to bring is a pencil or some crayons along with it. This is why activity books are great for taking on airplanes when you’re traveling with kids. They also make excellent choices for bringing with you anywhere where kids have to wait, such as at a doctor or dentist’s office. They provide just the right amount of stimulation and each page typically takes just a few minutes to complete.

Activity books are a great way to teach kids new skills, such as the names to the parts of the body or how to read. When kids learn new things, they increase their self-confidence and learn more about what they are interested in. For example, through an activity book, a child may discover that they are excellent at crosswords.

DWYM Fun Fact

Young kids sometimes get overwhelmed by the number of activities in a book and don’t know where to start. They may also not be able to focus on just one activity and go through and write on a number of pages. If you want to help your child complete a single activity, a good strategy is to tear out a page from the activity book and only give them one page to work on at a time. You can walk them through how to complete the activity and then let them explore the page. When they are done, they can move on to the next page.

The Activity Book Buying Guide

  • When you’re looking for an activity book for kids, it’s best to check the age group first to make sure that it will provide your child with the right level of education and entertainment. Books may be categorized by age or grade. For example, they may say “for ages 3-4” or “for kindergarteners.” Picking an activity book that’s not the right age group for your kids may mean the activities are too advanced or too easy for them.
  • Consider what your kids are most interested in and select an activity book that encourages those interests. For example, if your child is interested in science, biology or the human body, an activity book that teaches them the names of all the parts, shows them the nervous system and get them to draw a skeleton may be something they truly enjoy. On the other hand, if your child loves to be read to, they may also enjoy an activity book that encourages them to read. This may include play-motivated learning to keep your child’s attention and help them grow their confidence as they learn new words. For budding artists, you can get an activity book that fuels their creativity and teaches them how to draw certain things like animals, cars or faces. You can also get activity books to help kids prepare for school, which includes literacy, numeracy and other educational activities.
  • Some activity books have perforated pages so they are easy to tear out. This is a good option if you don’t want to take the whole book out with you if you’re going on an excursion but need an activity to keep kids busy.