I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME
McDonald & Ben Wood (Illustrations)
January 7, 2020
House Books for Young Readers
wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and
flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect
for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN.
What do REAL PIGEONS do? They fight crime, of course! Wait, what? You didn’t
know your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered
friends? Well, you are about to get schooled. REAL PIGEONS solve mysteries!
REAL PIGEONS fight bad guys! And REAL PIGEONS won’t stop until your
neighborhood is safe and the questions are all answered: Like, why have all the
breadcrumbs disappeared? And which food truck smells the best?
In a city where a pigeon is a master of disguise.
Rock is just not just your average pigeon, he can has a special ability to dress up as anything. Someone takes notice of it and takes him under his wings. Now Rock has a group of friends with powers to fight crime.
This was a cute middle grade book. The graphic to the novel was pretty neat. I enjoy the little story. It was nice seeing Rock grow a bit in the book. In the beginning he seem alone, but now see him master his ability and accept where he belong. It was a fun read and prefect for every age.
(INSERT YOUR REVIEW, EXCERPT, OR INTERVIEW HERE!)
Andrew McDonald is a reader and writer of
books for young readers.
His brand new series REAL PIGEONS debuts in
2018, with hilarious illustrations by Ben Wood.
His first children’s novel, The Greatest
Blogger in the World featured the story of Charlie Ridge, a young blogger
navigating family, friends and the perils of internet life. His second novel
Son of Death, a black comedy about a family of modern grim reapers, was named
by The Age as one of the ‘best books of the year’ in 2015.
He is also the creator of a blog post about
‘camera loss’ that somehow went viral and he wasn’t embarrassed enough to
decline an invitation to be a Cleo Bachelor in 2011.
Andrew is an avid reader of children’s and YA
literature. He has worked for Readings bookshop in Melbourne and at the
flagship Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London, where he was thrilled
to put his knowledge to work as a children’s bookseller. He has previously
judged the Young Adult category of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and
the Centre for Youth Literature’s Inky Awards.
Andrew is a graduate of RMIT’s Professional Writing
and Editing diploma and his writing has taken him around the world. He
completed an artist resident at Caldera Arts in Oregon, USA and a May Gibbs
Children’s Literature Trust fellowship in Adelaide.
He is a regular presenter on the schools
circuit in Australia, conducting writing workshops; talking about his writing
life; and sharing the stories and experiences behind his books. Enquire about
booking Andrew for your school here.
Ben Wood is
a children’s illustrator based in Victoria, Australia. He has been commissioned
to work with clients such as Hardie Grant Egmont, Penguin Random House, and
Ben is able to
offer clients a wealth of illustration styles and techniques in both digital
and traditional mediums. Recent publications include ‘Blast Off!‘ by Shelly
Unwin and the Squishy Taylor series, by Ailsa Wild. He is currently
illustrating the Real Pigeons series by Andrew McDonald. “It’s super coo!”
runs presentations or workshops in schools, public libraries and bookstores.
His sessions can vary from small to large groups, depending on what suits best.
He is more than happy to work with Prep-Year 9 students, and adults too. Please
contact Booked Out Speakers Agency to enquire about a booking.
3 winners will win a finished copy of REAL PIGEONS FIGHT
CRIME, US Only.