From the satirical masterminds behind the New York Times best-seller Goodnight Bush (more than 125,000 copies sold) comes this scathingly funny political parody of the contemporary children’s classic Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
As any left-leaning parent of small children will tell you, these days it seems like the Republican Party is taking its tactical and ideological cues from a screaming, mid-tantrum toddler. That’s certainly how authors Erich Origen and Gan Golan feel: The parallel came into sharp relief as they read the beloved picture book Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus! to their own children. In this wildly funny (and uncannily spot-on) spoof, Origen and Golan take on the Republican political machine, represented here by a cartoonish, hyper-conservative vulture, who wants nothing more than to drive the bus (even though he secretly hates public transit); give rides to his top hat-wearing, white male cronies; and run over as many “socialists,” environmentalists, and public employees as he can find.
Timed to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, this witty and hilarious satire turns over-the-top Republican antics into fun-loving political child’s play. But, like most children’s books and their parodies, it also comes with a liberal dose of warning if we, the reader (…and the people), don’t heed the call: If you don’t want to get thrown under it, then please…Dont’ Let the Republican Drive the Bus!
From the Hardcover edition.
About Erich Origen
Erich Origen and Gan Golan are public-transit-using, public-park-visiting, working-class elitists. They are also the New York Times bestselling authors of the books Goodnight Bush and The Adventures of Unemployed Man. Visit www.letmedrivethebus.com.
Published by Ten Speed Press Aug 07, 2012| 44 Pages| ISBN 9781607743934