"Budding naturalists who dug We Dig Worms! will, well, coo over this similarly enlightening accolade . . . Another feather in McCloskey's cap." - Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
". . . smoothly mixing naturalism with offbeat visual humor." - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
"Funny and informative, this attractive work of graphic nonfiction offers emerging comics readers an intriguing look at a commonly dismissed and ignored animal." - School Library Journal— From Kevin McCloskey - Meet the Author/Illustrator
Did you know a pigeon can fly faster than a car and farther than a small airplane? Or that they have something unusual in common with penguins, flamingos, and even the dodo? With his trademark mix of humor, well-researched facts, and artistry, Kevin McCloskey delivers the straight poop on these humble creatures, which turn out to be...coo, coo, COOL
Kevin McCloskey, who teaches illustration at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, learned about pigeons from Vinnie Torre, one of Hoboken's last pigeon racers. He dedicated this book to his children, even if his daughter is a little skittish on the subject since a flock of pigeons descended on the family during a visit to London's Trafalgar Square. He says he considered painting the pictures here on roofing material (because pigeons flock to roofs) but settled instead for painting on a pigeon-blue Fabriano paper, the kind used by Picasso.
About the Author
Kevin McCloskey: Kevin McCloskey teaches illustration at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.