|Dr. Coo and the pigeon protest|
Author: Hampson, Sarah
Fed up with humans shooing them away, Dr. Archibald Coo and his pigeon pals hatch a plan to prove their worth.
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/18)
School Library Journal (03/01/18)
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School Library Journal - 03/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—Dr. Coo is a pigeon with a problem. He's noticed that for far too long, pigeons have gone unappreciated, and yearns for a time when they are valued like when they were used as carrier pigeons. With the help of his friends, Dr. Coo forms a pigeon protest, only returning to the city when the birds feel loved again. The story is pleasant but is a bit wordy; the actual protest doesn't happen until rather late in the book, so the four main birds spend most of their time pleading their case to each other about how pigeons aren't respected. Though the message is welcome, the approach may be too monotonous for some. Reich's soft and adorable approach definitely elevates the piece. Her birds are cartoonish but gentle, and seeing them being chased around by old ladies and wearing army helmets definitely make the case for pigeon appreciation. VERDICT A warm addition for one-on-one and small group sharing.—Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.