The Pigeon Finds a… (ahem)

Alison Morris - February 2, 2010

Warning: Inappropriate humor! (But I just can’t help myself…)

Today I discovered that whenever someone purchases Mo Willems’ book The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog from our store, the title is truncated on their receipt, so it looks as though they’ve purchased a book that is, um, not appropriate for the picture book section. (Take the last 4 letters off the title above and you’ll see what I mean.)

Inappropriate as it may be, I can’t help picturing the image, rendered in Mo’s playful style, that might appear on the cover of such a book. Or the text balloons on the interior, which (to be honest) wouldn’t have to change that much from those in the Pigeon books. Here’s a page from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, so you can, um, see what I mean…

I know, I know. It’s terrible!!

But I’ll bet several of you are laughing.  ; )

12 thoughts on “The Pigeon Finds a… (ahem)

  1. KHazelrigg

    A few years ago I bought the latest Junie B. book for my daughter, “Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket”, and cracked up when I looked at the receipt. The truncated title was, “Junie B. Jones Has a Pee”.

  2. Terra Dawn

    *SNORT* What a naughty pidgeon!! The “You’re mom would let me.” Had my friends wondering about my sanity. (Good thing we’ve all worked in the B&N Kids department before. This humor is RIGHT up our alley.)


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