Saturday, 7 January 2017
Super Success for Swapna
I'm delighted to be celebrating lots of Dave Pigeon news. The last eight months since the launch of DAVE PIGEON: HOW TO DEAL WITH BAD CATS AND KEEP (MOST OF) YOUR FEATHERS have been a whirlwind of wonderful reviews, fantastic school visits, brilliant workshops and meeting lots of inspiring readers. Our summer of fun was topped off with Awesome Autumn when we found out that Dave Pigeon had been not only been included in the Booktrust’s Great Books Guide for 2016, but also that the book was the winner of the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards in the Read Aloud category and shortlisted for both the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards and the Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award.
Once I'd caught my breath, we celebrated our pigeontastic year with a Dave Pigeon inspired Christmas, thanks to 40 metres of leftover Dave Pigeon bunting from the launch party. There were pigeon-approved croissants for breakfast and doughnuts for lunch. Pigeon nuggets were most definitely off the menu.
Dave Pigeon: How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (most of) Your Feathers is out now. Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) is out in February 2017.