Dave Pigeon heads to South Africa

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The pigeontastic Hooked on Books theatrical company have been taking Dave Pigeon into schools in Gauteng, Johannesburg & Cape Town in South Africa! I’m so thrilled to hear that the children and actors have greatly enjoyed seeing Dave Pigeon on the stage. Thank you Hooked on Books. Dave is clearly very much at home in South Africa! Photos courtesy of Hooked …

Up, up and away at The Roald Dahl Museum

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Sheena and I were back at the Road Dahl Museum today, creating stories and characters with three brilliant groups of chiddlers and their human beans. The ideas and imaginations of all the budding, young authors and illustrators who joined us were bubbling away in the Upper Babbling room where we created three brand new stories that saw Dave and Skipper …

Book Week at St Elizabeth’s Primary School

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This week was Book Week at St Elizabeth’s Primary School and we were invited along to join in the celebrations. Sheena and I met with all three hundred of the school’s pupils at assembly where the children helped Sheena create a pigeon worthy of the St Elizabeth’s school badge. We then went on to create villains and stories with Years …

Kite-making at The Alligator’s Mouth

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Sheena and I spent our wintry afternoon today making kites at the brilliant Alligator’s Mouth bookshop. After a reading from the brand new Dave Pigeon book, we were assisted by a group of young illustrators to create a brand new racing pigeon character, inspired by Dave Pigeon (Racer!). The children went on to create their own characters on kites which …

Dave Pigeon at St Edmund’s Primary School

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Sheena and I were invited to meet the pigeontastic pupils of St Edmund’s Primary School today. We were so excited to introduce the children to the Dave Pigeon characters and read from the brand new Dave Pigeon book, Dave Pigeon (Racer!). The children helped us create brand new villains, including the terrifying Ibra Kozzie, a half-man half-beast monster who wanted …

I’m in National Geographic Kids!

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Last month, I was thrilled to hear that National Geographic Kids were running a World Book Day themed ‘Wonderful Writers’ spread in their next issue. And flabbergasted that they wanted to feature me, alongside many other brilliant authors, as part of their collection of writers! The magazine has just arrived and it looks fantastic. Thank you National Geographic Kids!

Book Lover Jo reviews Dave Pigeon (Racer!)

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As part of her ‘Irresistable Illustrated Fiction‘ round up, librarian Jo Clarke has reviewed Dave Pigeon (Racer!) and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the glowing review: Thank you so much, Book Lover Jo! Have a read of all the brilliant books reviewed here.