The ''Pigeon'' series is a set of children's picture book by writer[=/=]illustrator Mo Willems (some of you might recognize him as creator of the Cartoon Network series ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''). 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 is 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]] called simply ''"Pigeon"'', followed by the year of the tour (2013, 2014...), based on the book.

* ''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.

!!This series demonstrates the following tropes:

* {{Angrish}}: The pigeon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nURTUmLSYd8 throws an all out temper tantrum]] upon learning that his name isn't in the title of "The Duckling gets a Cookie?!"
-->'''Pigeon:''' ''(sobbing)'' I..I just wanna be in the title. Is THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?! HUH?! IS IT?!! WHY THE-ASGFJFFEGJHEEJH
* BadLiar: The Pigeon, full stop.
* BathsAreFun: In "The Pigeon Needs a Bath!," the Pigeon is very dirty and smelly and needs a bath, but doesn't want to have one at first. Once he finally comes around, however, he finds that he loves it and stays in it for at least ten hours.
* 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: The Pigeon would try all kinds of shenanigans to convince the reader to let him do what he wants, from telling them that "their moms would let him do it" to outright bribing the reader with 5 bucks.
* 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!"
* TheDeterminator: As Mo Willems notes in an interview available on the DVD of the animated version of "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!", this is the Pigeon's defining characteristic and something that he shares in common with real-life pigeons.
* 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.
* ItsAllAboutMe: This sort of thinking is possibly the Pigeon's most defining characteristic and generally what drives his behavior, especially things such as complaining about not appearing in the title of ''The Duckling Gets a Cookie?'' and slipping himself into the ''Elephant & Piggie'' titles.
* 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.]]
* VisibleOdor: In ''The Pigeon Needs a Bath'', one of the ways you can tell is the visible stink lines depicted on him on the pages where he insists he doesn't have a smell.
-->'''Pigeon''': What smell? (''sniffing himself'') I don't smell anything! And if I do-- it' s very normal smell. For a pigeon.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Happens when the Pigeon obsesses about getting a puppy, only to discover it's a lot bigger and messier than he had expected.
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: In ''The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?'', the Pigeon goes on a rant after learning that the Duckling got a cookie, finally shouting "WHY DID YOU GET THAT COOKIE!?!" When the Duckling replies "So I could give it to you," he thrusts one of his wings at him and shouts "AND ANOTHER THING--" before finally what the Duckling just said hits him. "Hubba-Whaa?!?"