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Privileged to receive this B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree Award!

Hi everyone,

I have some really exciting news. I have been selected for a B.R.A.G Medallion Award by the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Here are some comments about ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.

This is the first children’s book I have reviewed and I am so glad I did (even on a kindle the pages are cute and fun to follow). The pigeon I adorable and the story was catchy and the ending.. too funny. Not how I expected it to end.  I would recommend this book to everyone that will listen (that has younger kids, or like my grandkids). 

The characters have a charming appeal. I particularly enjoyed the alterations and onomatopoeia which make the book a good candidate for a read-aloud story. Jon Davis’ illustrations combine soft colours with powerful facial expressions that convey both the message and the humour within the story. This book gives children an opportunity to tour a bit of London, develop self-confidence and be entertained in one read. Recommended for preschool through second grader readers. 

3rd! Readers’ Choice Award winner – AllAuthor, August cover of the month

I am excited to announce that my front cover came 3rd in the AllAuthor, August cover of the month. After a lot of determination and perseverance I dedicated my free time in between motherhood, school holidays and lockdown, to encouraging people to vote, once a week for four weeks for  ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.

My aim for this year was to gain an award before 5th September 2020, which will be a year since publication. I am thrilled to have been given this award. My illustrator Jon Davis has created amazing illustrations to compliment my book and I feel very lucky and proud to call him my illustrator.

 

Nominated for the Readers Choice Awards 2020

Hello readers,

I am so excited because The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden has been nominated for 2020 Readers Choice Awards by TCK Publishing! It is the book with the most votes that wins. What an honour. I honestly had to find some man-sized tissues to cry tears of happiness.

Please vote for my book by clicking on the link below. It really only take a minute maximum I promise! Scroll half way down the page and click through the pages to page 11 of 16. Then scroll down half way to find my book cover. Click on it and add your email address.

Thank you very much for the support.

https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/

Thank you again. Stay safe and well!

Serena & Pigeon 🐦

4th competition winner announcement – category ‘ballerina’

The 4th winner of ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ competition is Nia Lewis, aged 4! Pigeon and I loved her beautiful ballerina. How clever to use a loo roll and a tooth pick to help her stand up on her own. Nia will receive a signed copy of my book as soon as the snail post can deliver.

Stay safe and positive.

Serena & Pigeon 🐦

Third competition winner in category – ‘opera singer’

Hi readers,

The 3rd winner of The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ competition in category ‘opera singer’ is Jemima White, aged 10. How cool is this! It must have taken a long time to make with a lot of care. How creative can you get! Jemima chose to use an empty marmite pot for her head and a bubble bottle for her body and she appears to have lots of Easter egg wrappers all over her, brilliant. Well done!

Jemima will receive her signed copy of my book in the snail post. We must thank our postman and post ladies for all their hard work and dedication through these strange lockdown times and beyond.

Thank you for reading. Stay safe.

Serena & Pigeon 🐦

 

Second competition winner – category ‘road sweeper’

Hello everyone,

Pigeon would like to announce the 2nd winner in the 2020 Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden competition!

Drum roll please…

Oliver Watson – aged 7 🐦 for his brilliant creation. Pigeon and I loved his road sweeper. It looks like it is made out of a mushroom box and some other bits of plastic plus some milk lids perhaps? WE LOVE IT! Oliver will receive his signed copy of my book in the snail post. We love our postman and post ladies.

Take care and stay safe.

Serena & Pigeon 🐦

 

Competition winners announced!

Hello readers,

It has been an exciting and creative start to #lockdown with The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’s competition! Pigeon and I received many wonderful creations.

I would like to announce the our first competition winner in the category ‘Pigeon’ is….. drum roll please…..

Ameera Haq 🐦🐦🐦 aged 6 🐦🐦🐦

Well done Ameera, I thought your colourful picture of a pigeon was really lovely. Who says that pigeon’s  has to be only grey-blue or white hey! You have created your very own unique illustration there, well done!

You will receive your signed copy of my book just as soon as the snail post can get it to you in lockdown.

Take care and stay safe.

Serena & Pigeon 🐦

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day – April 22nd 2020

I believe it is my duty to inform young children about climate change and plastic pollution through the medium of children’s stories. I was so excited and felt honoured when talented author Bibiana Krall said she would like to mention me in an article she had prepared for Earth Day 2020.

You can read this article here: https://www.bibianakrall.com/post/earth-day-2020

I hope you are all safe and well in these very strange lockdown times!

Take care,

Serena