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5th March 2020 – Esher Church School

Hi readers,

  HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!   

Today was different to every day so far in my life as an author. I woke up, had brekkie then smeared my face with blue paint, slipped and zipped up my onesie, put my hood up and waited for the paint to dry. After a few moments I was ready for the finishing touch, my yellow beak. Can you guess who I was? My youngest daughter jumped up and down with excitement and shouted ‘PIGEON!’

Pigeon was unsure though. So was I when I opened my front door and ran to my car. A pigeon driving a car did I hear you say? Noooo it cannot be! (chuckle).

The morning was full of laughs. I put 300% in to my performance. The children were all dressed up as different book characters and Pigeon and I were very impressed!

Here are some animation to show you how the day played out…

2nd December – Author visit at Claygate Primary School

Pigeon and I were so excited to be invited to Claygate Primary School!

 

 

We are arrived early and waited to be taken into to the assembly hall. At 10am the children spilled into the hall. There were 180 little excited faces staring up at us. Behind us was a presentation of ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’. As expected a huge adrenaline rush of excitement and nerves flowed through me. Once I had greeted the children and started storytelling, an immense feeling of happiness took over. I was in my element as I told the children about Pigeon leaving home for the first time.

 

 

 

 

Author visit to Esher Church School

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!

— Explore!

— Be brave!

— Look after your local wildlife!

— Look after your planet!

 

 

 

 

Dittons Library, Thames Ditton book event

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.

 

 

Global Climate Change Strike – 2019

So emotional to see so many people fighting for their future across the globe. I am feeling proud to be part of this historical event! The Tap-Dancing Pigeon of Covent Garden is particularly proud to support ‘Plasticspledge’ by Delphi which advocates the end of single use plastic.

 

 

Another lovely review by ofamilylearning.com

https://ofamilylearningtogether.com/2019/09/18/the-tap-dancing-pigeon-of-covent-garden-book-review/

When I first heard about the story it was all about how a little pigeon gets affected by plastic rubbish. Although that is the case I actually think that is a lot more to this book. This is a story about a young pigeon who leaves home and discovers his own passion and I loved that aspect of it. I think it is important to encourage young kids to go and find something that they are interested in, even if it is unusual, if you are passionate about it go for it.