"The Pigeon is whiny, shortsighted, narcissistic, needy, relentless and nakedly manipulative; in short, the Pigeon is a thinly veiled 4-year-old, drawn by Willems with a sure, simple line and a keen sense, as the pages turn, of comic timing. Like Walt Disney and Charles Schulz before him, Willems understands the primal power and allure of the circle: as characters seemingly drawn with compasses go, the Pigeon--its face in most views is a surprisingly expressive series of concentric circles--can stand toe-to-ideographic-toe with Mickey Mouse and Charlie Brown."Willems, Mo is the author of 'Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Do Not Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!', published 2006 under ISBN 9780786837465 and ISBN 0786837462.