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The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems. The first book in the series, ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!'', was released in 2003. In it, a bus driver who has to take a break asks the reader to watch the Pigeon, who then tries to finagle the reader into letting him drive the bus. Its runaway success spurred the release of other books, videos, and merchandise. There was even a [[http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus musical]][[http://www.bigwoodenhorse.com/big-wooden-horse-tour-schedule.html tour]] in 2013 called ''"Pigeon 2013"'', based on the book.

Bibliography:
* ''Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!''
* ''Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!''
* ''The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!''
* ''The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!''
* ''The Duckling Gets a Cookie?''
* ''Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!''
* ''The Pigeon Needs a Bath!''

The Pigeon also makes cameos in many works by Mo Willems, most notably the ''Literature/ElephantAndPiggie'' series.

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!!This series demonstrates the following tropes:

* BadLiar: The Pigeon, full stop.
* BigNo: The audience's expected response to the Pigeon in ''"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"'' and ''"Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!"'' [[spoiler: The Pigeon himself does this in ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'']]
* BigWordShout: The Pigeon gets one in every book, inevitably filling up a two-page spread while doing so.
* [[ManChild Bird Child]]: The Pigeon, who throws temper tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants.
* BlatantLies
* CallBack: As part of his rant during ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'', the Pigeon brings up being told "No!" during the events of past books.
* TheCameo: Duckling and Knuffle Bunny make cameos as bath toys in "The Pigeon needs a Bath!"
* FakeInteractivity: The answer to the Pigeon is always "''No!''"
* FishEyes: In ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie"'', the Pigeon has these when he directly faces the viewer during his rant when he talks about [[ItMakesSenseInContext asking for a French Fry Robot.]]
* {{Foil}}: The Duckling is this to the Pigeon in a sense.
** Subverted by the Mad Cow from ''Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!''
* FoodPorn: Done with a hot dog in "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!"
* HairTriggerTemper: The Pigeon is prone to this.
* IllBeYourBestFriend: This is one of the Pigeon's tactics.
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Played with in "The Duckling Gets a Cookie?" The Duckling gets a nuts-and-chocolate cookie from the reader. The Pigeon becomes jealously enraged, only to be genuinely surprised when the Duckling gives it to him. [[spoiler:After the Pigeon leaves, the Duckling asks for a cookie ''without'' nuts.]]
* NoodleIncident: In ''"The Duckling Gets a Cookie?"'', the Pigeon refers to being repeatedly turned down when he asks for a French Fry Robot or his own personal iceberg. No story so far has shown either of these happening, or what'd he'd even do with those.
* NoFourthWall: The reader is encouraged to talk back to the characters, especially in yelling "NO!" to the Pigeon.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: The Mad Cow.
* ThePigPen: Pigeon becomes one in "The Pigeon Needs a Bath!" The smell becomes so bad, [[EveryoneHasStandards not even the flies would go near him!]]
* TastesLikeChicken: What the Duckling wonders a hot dog [[CarnivoreConfusion tastes like.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: Despite what he says, the Pigeon sometimes gets what he wants...though in one instance, he quickly backpedals on it (see WantingIsBetterThanHaving below.) ''The Duckling Gets A Cookie?'' plays this straight [[spoiler:by having the Duckling give the Pigeon the cookie.]]
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Happens when the Pigeon obsesses about getting a puppy, only to discover it's a lot bigger and messier than he had expected.