Dave Pigeon (Racer!) by Swapna Haddow
  

Dave Pigeon (Racer!)

Written by Swapna Haddow
Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey
Part of the Dave Pigeon Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

The third instalment to this laugh-out-loud new series is fully illustrated throughout by the incredible Sheena Dempsey. Have you ever sat in a shoebox? Of course you have. But have you ever sat in one when your best friend Dave has spread his feathery self out so wide that his cheesy feet are right up your beak and there also happens to be an old banana in the corner taking up the rest of the space? I didn't think so. This is where our story begins...

Synopsis

Dave Pigeon (Racer!) by Swapna Haddow

Dave Pigeon and his best friend Skipper were living happily in the Human Lady's house, but now they're travelling in a box to Pawsville Vets ... maybe Dave will finally get his broken wing fixed. The pet shop is full of new friends... Jet the dog, Cricket Ball Face the hamster... and with friendship comes a bit of healthy competition, and what could be better that a race for a racing pigeon? But the only animal who thinks Dave is capable of going up against the infamous Mickey Lightning is Dave himself.

Reviews

Praise for the series:

Swapna Haddow has devised an original new character in Dave Pigeon, who’s not the cleverest at working out plans, and the dialogue between Dave and Skipper is very funny. Sheena Dempsey’s illustrations are perfect for bringing the story alive and the layout including lots of use of speech bubbles makes this a really enjoyable read for children just moving into chapter books. Books for Keeps

This book will be adored by newly independent readers as it promises 'no boring bits'. Readers will love this action packed story about friendship, bravery and the lengths a pigeon will go to to secure themselves a crumbly treat. Reading Zone

Children will, undoubtedly, love this unusual approach which will have them giggling throughout, if not laughing out loud. The Bookbag

I can't imagine any child not loving Dave and waiting excitedly for his next adventure. Serendipity Reviews

just so you know, it’s crazy, funny, quite unexpected and a little bit cliff-hangery! So watch out for Dave Pigeon 2, due for release next year. And as for my love of cats. Well … I am now an official crazy pigeon lady. Book Monsters

Readers will love it as it is full of daring and bravery, and much backfiring of ridiculous schemes and much crossing out. The School Librarian

About the Author

Swapna Haddow was the winner of the Greenhouse Funny prize 2014. She is the author of the Dave Pigeon books, including How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (Most of) your Feathers and a further one, coming in 2017. Swapna lives in London with her husband and son and their pet hamster Gary. When she's not writing she is usually reading, dreaming about living on a boat or eating Jaffa Cakes.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Author

Swapna Haddow
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Author's Website

swapnahaddow.co.uk/

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication date

18th January 2018

ISBN

9780571336906

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