Enjoying some positive Wednesday vibes by sharing this book review about The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden on Foyles bookshop online.
Pigeon and I enjoyed visiting Playmates Nursery in Chessington to kick off our local author readings. The children seemed in awe of Pigeon’s adventure across London and nearly all of them went home with their special signed copy of The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden. It was a great start to 2020!
Pigeon and I will be at St Christopher’s church in Hinchley Wood on Saturday 23rd November for two book readings. The first one is at 10.30am and the second is at midday! There will be signed copies available. Pigeon’s journey is the perfect Christmas pressie as its all about children fulfilling their dreams and discovering London interwoven with the important message of the impact of human littering on our local wildlife. If you are around, do pop along. There will be other fun stalls too!
Wednesday 13th November, Pigeon and I were invited to Esher Church School. We were greeted by a crowd of 180 smiley and curious faced children, at their Year 1, 2 and 3 assembly. For the first time ever my nerves were silent. i do believe that practice is really important. Prepare with perfect pigeon precision before any pigeon performance! Afterwards the children asked some questions like:
How did you come up with the idea?
Why Covent Garden?
I felt really good afterwards. I feel like I can do anything now. I will continue to strive to spread the word about how important it is for children to understand the following messages:
— Always believe in yourself!
— Always be YOU
— Dream big!
— Be brave!
— Look after your local wildlife!
— Look after your planet!
In November issue of the Hinchley Wood Magazine, a 12 year old girl called Neve Hutchinson wrote a lovely review about The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden. It was really nice to read it from the point of view of an older child, as my book is actually aimed at 3 to 7 years old. I think putting an age on a book can limit it. If children can understand the message I am trying to portray, on their own from an older age and still enjoy the book, then this is amazing. Please read below:
Pigeon and I had a book reading event at Dittons Libary in Thames Ditton, Surrey. We had a great turnout with children aged between 2 to 10 years old. I was very happy as the older children seemed fascinated by the story of The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden. I do believe there is no age restriction with regards my first book. It has a wonderful underlying message that children are taking in without even realising it, which I now know that children of an older age are very much interested in and do appreciate. Please do bring your older children along to one of my future events.
On 29th October 2019, Pigeon and I had a book reading event at Esher library in Esher, Surrey. It was wonderful to be reading The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden to local people so close to our home. The children were amazed that Pigeon could actually coo and they were given the opportunity to cuddle him afterwards. It was so sweet! I love watching their facial expressions when I am telling the story because my book is such a rollercoaster of emotions and drama!
Pigeon and I had a fantastic book event at Toddlestop. This time on a Thursday. There were more children than the last event. So that was a good experience. We created pigeon puppets with googley eyes and feathers and sold quite a few books! Signing books is a great honour!
Thank you Zoe for sending this photo of Otis and Digby reading;
The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden
We are so happy you enjoyed it!
I have received my sky news video and here it is: