Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

produced by Paul R Gagne and Mo Willems of Weston Woods


Paul R. Gagne and Mo Willems of Weston Woods, producers of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” are the 2010 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The video is an animated delight, as Pigeon tries to cajole his way into achieving his long held dream of driving a bus.

Pigeon wants desperately to be behind the wheel of a bus, but when a bus driver leaves one unattended, he asks the children to make sure that the pigeon doesn’t drive the bus. The pint-size watch guards chorus emphatic “NOs” when Pigeon begs for his big chance. Thwarted at every turn, Pigeon decides that a bus is not the only vehicle he sees himself operating. Narrated by Mo Willems with the help of Jon Scieszka, this video will tickle the tail feathers of anyone who watches it.

This energetic and wacky production takes a book that screams for interaction and provides that with the voices of children answering the pigeon’s plaintive cries for driving the bus. An inspired book takes flight in this DVD and adds touches that make the whole enterprise a roaring success.

“Pigeon may not get to drive the bus but we laugh so hard at his antics, we just can’t feel too sorry for him!” said Carnegie Medal Committee Chair Joan Kindig.

Awards Won

Title Year
carnegie.gif Andrew Carnegie Medal
The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video honors outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year. The annual award is given to the video's producer by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, through a Carnegie endowment.
2010 - Winner(s)