Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!)

Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!)

By Author / Illustrator

Swapna Haddow, Sheena Dempsey



Age range(s)



Faber & Faber




Paperback / softback




WINNER of the Greenhouse Funny Prize; SHORTLISTED for the Sainsbury's Book Award and numerous regional awards, this hilarious series is adored by its readers!This book is in Pigeonese. The following words are a test: cats smell of farts and cabbage. Could you read all the words? Are you sure? Do you want to try that fourth word again? If you managed to read ALL those words, you may turn the page . . .Dave Pigeon is BACK! And so is his side-kick Skipper. But trouble is afoot. When their Human Lady leaves to go on a 'holiday' (whatever that is), Dave and Skipper are horrified to find that their food supply quickly runs dry. With delicious biscuits on their minds, they set off in search of a new owner - but is Reginald Grimster all he seems? Why is he so keen on feeding them? And why does he have so many books about cooking . . .?Another hilarious instalment in the Dave Pigeon series from Greenhouse Funny Prize winner Swapna Haddow, brilliantly brought to life with Sheena Dempsey's illustrations.'A hilarious new series.' Angels and Urchins'A really enjoyable read for children just moving into chapter books.' Books for Keeps'Readers will love this action packed story about friendship, bravery and the lengths a pigeon will go to to secure themselves a crumbly treat.' Reading Zone'I can't imagine any child not loving Dave and waiting excitedly for his next adventure.' Serendipity Reviews'Readers will love it as it is full of daring and bravery, and much backfiring of ridiculous schemes and much crossing out.' The School Librarian



Dave and Skipper are up to their old tricks again in another pigeontastic adventure! The nice human lady who took them in after Dave's wing was broken by her mean cat, in book one, has gone on holiday. Dave and Skipper are confused as to whether she will ever return and determine to find themselves a new owner, plus they miss the daily offerings of bread and biscuits! They discount several homes in the neighbourhood which have either too many cats, or too much competition from little people for biscuits, and finally decide on a home which at first appears very welcoming. The home belongs to the rather strange Reginold Grimster, a man who wears tiny umbrellas on his shoulders. He seems to be expecting the pigeons and has both bird houses and birdseed waiting for them. It's not croissants and chocolate biscuits but Dave is very happy indeed. However, Skipper is not, as it all appears too good to be true. Uncomfortable in their new home, Skipper goes investigating. He discovers that Reginold Grimster's home is housing hundreds of pigeons all waiting to be turned into pigeon nuggets! It turns out that the house is under surveillance by I-PLOP (the International Police Legion of Pigeons) an elite team of top secret pigeon spies, and Skipper agrees to help them launch a daring plan to rescue Dave! The adventure ends in a nail biting, claw curling pigeon showdown with hilarious consequences. Another brilliant book by writing and illustrating team Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey. Bantering duo Dave and Skipper are funnier then ever! If you enjoyed the first book then you will love this adventure packed, side splitting sequel. 176 pages / Ages 7+ / Reviewed by Emily Beale, school librarian.

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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