This book was a Caldecott Honor book in 2003. The hysterical cartoonish illustrations are outlined in black pencil or crayon and filled in with a neutral and cool blue palette. The text is written in speech bubbles. The format of the book is very simple which adds to the humorous nature of the book. The final page, where the pigeon begins his new dream of driving a truck, allows the reader to create their own ending; deciding whether or not they would allow the pigeon to drive the truck. We would recommend this to all children (and adults). It was a joy to read!
Michael and Page