Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus 别让鸽子开巴士

 

In Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Willems finds the preschooler in a pigeon: a cajoling, tantrum-throwing, irresistible bird. "I've got to leave for a little while," says a uniformed bus driver as he strolls off the opening pages. "I thought he'd never leave," says the big-eyed pigeon as he marches onto the next spread and begins his campaign to drive the bus. His tactics, addressed to an unseen audience, are many: he reasons ("I tell you what: I'll just steer"); he whines ("I never get to do anything!"); he's creative ("Let's play 'Drive the Bus'! I'll go first"); he bargains ("C'mon! Just once around the block!"). Finally he erupts in a feather-flying tantrum, followed by a drooping sulk that ends only when a truck arrives, and new road fantasies begin. Librarians may struggle with the endpapers, which contain important story content, but the design is refreshingly minimal, focusing always on the pigeon; he's the only image on nearly every earth-toned spread.

 

巴士司机临时有事,离开前特别嘱咐读者,千万别让鸽子开巴士!可是鸽子使出百般伎俩:苦苦哀求、撒个小谎、拍马屁、套近乎、耍赖千方百计想坐上驾驶座,你会同意让鸽子开巴士吗?本书荣获2003年美国凯迪克大奖。一看书名就能引起读者强烈的好奇:为什么鸽子要开巴士?为什么不让鸽子开巴士?为什么是鸽子?这到底是一本怎样的书呀!趣味的创意构图,柔和的温暖色调,再加上小鸽子俏皮的耍赖个性,让你不自觉要对他大声喊出不行!


Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog
鸽子捡到一个热狗

 

 Is a simple and sparsely illustrated story--explores the flip side of that coin, exposing the poker-face persuasive powers of young negotiators. The pigeon just wants to greedily eat the hot dog that he's found: "Oooooh! A hot dog! Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!" Then along comes the duckling, "scooty scoot scoot!" with his insistent questions about hot dogs: "What do they taste like?...Would you say that it tastes like chicken?...Hey, I'm a curious bird." At first, the pigeon entertains the duckling, "Each morsel is a joy! A celebration in a bun!", but then he soon suspects the little bird might have designs on his delicious dog. In the end, of course, the clever duckling gets his way--and half of the hot dog: "You know, you're pretty smart for a duckling." Ages 2-6.

 

鸽子捡到一个美味的热狗,正想一口吞下去时,一只难缠的小鸭子冒了出来,细声细气地在旁边不停打岔。小鸭子的目的不言自明,鸽子会把好吃的热狗分给她吗


​​​​​​​Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late
别让鸽子太晚睡

 

Follows previous books about that persnickety pigeon whose actions resemble those of young children. Kids are invited to make sure that the pigeon doesn't stay up late. But the pigeon has his own ideas on the matter: "First of all, I'm not even tired," he proclaims. On each successive page, a balloon of text comes up with ever more reasons why the pigeon shouldn't be coerced into bed ("I hear there's a good show about birds on TV tonight. Should be very educational"). Then come the familiar questions: "Can I have a glass of water?" At one point he drags out his stuffed rabbit (looking suspiciously like Knuffle Bunny), who, the pigeon insists, wants to stay up. But then a yawn overtakes the bird, even though he insists he is just stretching--and, well, you know the rest. Fans of the pigeon will welcome him back and wait with anticipation to see what he can't do next. Ages 2-6.

 

天已经黑了,鸽子却拖延着不肯睡觉。你看他哈欠连天,连眼睛都睁不开了,还在费尽心思找借口:看教育类电视节目、聊天、数星星、喝水你会让鸽子晚点睡吗


​​​​​​​The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!鸽子想要小狗狗

 

He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take really good care of it What's the matter--don't you want him to be happy? The latest book in the best-selling Pigeon series is the funniest one yet.

 

鸽子有一长串的心愿单,除了开巴士、晚点睡、溜冰鞋,他还想要一只小狗狗!他使出百般伎俩:苦苦哀求、拍马屁、套近乎、耍赖千方百计想得到一只小狗狗。可是,当一只小狗真的来到鸽子面前时,他却吓了一大跳!《鸽子系列:鸽子想要小狗狗!》是凯迪克大奖得主莫威廉斯鸽子系列绘本的又一册。互动式的阅读方式、趣味的创意构图,柔和的温暖色调,再加上小鸽子俏皮耍赖的个性,让人忍俊不禁。再次对付这只擅长软磨硬泡的赖皮鸽子,小读者们你们准备好了吗?

​​​​​​​The Pigeon Needs a Bath
鸽子需要洗个澡!

 

The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.

 

你们注意到没有,这只鸽子可脏了,他需要洗个澡!不过鸽子万般推脱,根本不承认这一点,直到苍蝇都嫌他太臭了,他才迫不得已同意洗澡。谁知道,他一走进浴缸,就开心得根本不想出来


​​​​​​​The Duckling Gets a Cookie
鸭子弄到一块饼干!

 

The Duckling asks for a cookie -- and gets one! Do you think the Pigeon is happy about that?

 

鸭子跟别人要一块饼干,就得到了一块还是带果仁的!这下鸽子不高兴了,自己一直要这要那,可什么都没得到过。鸽子撒娇、赌气、急得差点哭出来时,鸭子居然把饼干送给了他!