Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow (Author), Sheena Dempsey

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow  (Author), Sheena Dempsey (Illustrator)

Paperback:           160 pages

Age Range:           5 – 7 years

Publisher:              Faber & Faber


If you’re a cat and you’ve learnt Pigeonese… (HA HA HA! As if a cat would be smart enough to learn Pigeonese). This must mean if you are a cat and you are able to read this, you have taken a pigeon hostage so that you can trick them into translating the Pigeonese words into Meow. I demand you release the hostage pigeon now. My book contains TOP SECRET ideas that are NONE of a cat’s business.


Dave Pigeon is writing a book on how he defeated Mean Cat in order to help fellow pigeons everywhere. Cats beware!


A hilarious debut for 6+ readers with black and white illustrations by the superbly talented Sheena Dempsey.


There are now three Dave The Pigeon books for you to enjoy:


1              Dave Pigeon

2              Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!)

3              Dave Pigeon (Racer!)



Swapna Haddow is the award-winning author of the Dave Pigeon books. ‘Dave Pigeon’ was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2016, selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club, winner of the North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award Read Aloud Category 2016, winner of the Surrey Libraries Children’s Book Award 2017 and a Fantastic Book Awards 2018 winner.


Swapna lives in London with her husband, son and dog. When she’s not writing, she is usually reading, dreaming about living on a boat or eating Jaffa Cakes. Sometimes she can be found doing all three at the same time.