The Real Poop on Pigeons Book Cover

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Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

reading level:

Grade 2

This book is about:

Animals

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Nonfiction

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The Real Poop on Pigeons: TOON Level 1 (Toon Books)

Written by:

Kevin McCloskey

Published:

April 19, 2016

Publisher:

TOON Books

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Approximate reading level:

Grade 2

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Summary

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.

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