Dave Pigeon joins the Tom Fletcher Book Club

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Tom Fletcher is back with his second book club, in association with WHSmith, and he has selected ten brilliant books, aimed at 7 to 11 year olds, including our very own Dave Pigeon. Today, saw the launch of the book club at Wilmington Academy. Many of the authors and illustrators, including me, came along to meet four hundred pupils and …

Dave Pigeon at Chipping Norton Literary Festival

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It’s the Chipping Norton Literary Festival this weekend and Sheena and I were invited along to run our Dave Pigeon Character Design and Story-Building workshop. Despite the rain and grey skies, the Cotswolds were as beautiful as ever and Chipping Norton was in high spirits, donned in full festival bunting and flags. The budding young authors and illustrators who joined …

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 …