The Real POOP on Pigeons!
Author: Kevin McCloskey
Publisher: TOON Books
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This 36-page book for first readers (grades K-1) teaches humorous and fascinating facts about those cooing birds that every child sees almost every day. “There’s more to pigeons than POOP!” says a boy dressed as a big pigeon. “Pigeons eat seeds and grains … and they find LOTS of them in the TRASH!” Pigeons used to carry air mail. Wild pigeons, a.k.a. rock doves, nest on rocky cliffs. In cities, they nest high up on old buildings. Pigeons mate for life. The famous extinct dodo bird was a 3-foot-tall flightless pigeon. All this and more are presented in colorful illustrations in a small, easy-to-hold book for 5- to 7-year-olds. Children (of diverse races) are shown telling these facts to two adults on a park bench who don’t know anything about the birds who fly down to them for handouts.
This $12.95 hardcover is not an essential purchase, but it is a pleasant gift for young urban children who want to own their own book. It will tell them unexpected facts about the city-dwelling birds that are common companions to humans.