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Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts! Did you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It's true! With master of disguise Rock Pigeon, bendy Tumbler, strong Frillback and super-finder Homey, the REAL PIGEONS will solve any mystery and fight any bad guy to keep t Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts! Did you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It's true! With master of disguise Rock Pigeon, bendy Tumbler, strong Frillback and super-finder Homey, the REAL PIGEONS will solve any mystery and fight any bad guy to keep the city safe! Perfect for fans of Aaron Blabey's Bad Guys and Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books, the Real Pigeons series is a hilariously silly and highly visual introduction to the joys of reading and crime-fighting for readers 6+. In Real Pigeons Fight Crime, Rock and his mystery-solving friends will tackle their first caseload: Why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? Who on earth is kidnapping bats? And can the pigeons avert a dinner disaster??


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Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts! Did you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It's true! With master of disguise Rock Pigeon, bendy Tumbler, strong Frillback and super-finder Homey, the REAL PIGEONS will solve any mystery and fight any bad guy to keep t Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts! Did you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It's true! With master of disguise Rock Pigeon, bendy Tumbler, strong Frillback and super-finder Homey, the REAL PIGEONS will solve any mystery and fight any bad guy to keep the city safe! Perfect for fans of Aaron Blabey's Bad Guys and Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books, the Real Pigeons series is a hilariously silly and highly visual introduction to the joys of reading and crime-fighting for readers 6+. In Real Pigeons Fight Crime, Rock and his mystery-solving friends will tackle their first caseload: Why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? Who on earth is kidnapping bats? And can the pigeons avert a dinner disaster??

30 review for Real Pigeons Fight Crime

  1. 5 out of 5

    Paige Green

    Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Real Pigeons Fight Crime Author: Andrew McDonald Illustrator: Ben Wood Book Series: Real Pigeons Book 1 Rating: 4/5 Publication Date: January 7, 2020 Genre: Children’s Comic/Mystery Recommended Age: 10+ (mysteries and crime stopping pigeons) Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Pages: 208 Amazon Link Synopsis: Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: Real Pigeons Fight Crime Author: Andrew McDonald Illustrator: Ben Wood Book Series: Real Pigeons Book 1 Rating: 4/5 Publication Date: January 7, 2020 Genre: Children’s Comic/Mystery Recommended Age: 10+ (mysteries and crime stopping pigeons) Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Pages: 208 Amazon Link Synopsis: Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts! Did you know your city is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons? It's true! With master of disguise Rock Pigeon, bendy Tumbler, strong Frillback and super-finder Homey, the REAL PIGEONS will solve any mystery and fight any bad guy to keep the city safe! Perfect for fans of Aaron Blabey's Bad Guys and Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books, the Real Pigeons series is a hilariously silly and highly visual introduction to the joys of reading and crime-fighting for readers 6+. In Real Pigeons Fight Crime, Rock and his mystery-solving friends will tackle their first caseload: Why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? Who on earth is kidnapping bats? And can the pigeons avert a dinner disaster?? Review: Oh my goodness this book is such a fun read! It’s great for younger kids and it’s so clever with the little mysteries! Definitely a great starter read if your little one is inquisitive and intuitive. The book is very graphic heavy, which is great for beginning chapter readers and reluctant ones too. This book is also hilarious and it has a great conclusion to it as well. Verdict: Definitely a must read for younger mystery lovers!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    Topnotch pigeon fiction--highly recommend.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Scottsdale Public Library

    Who would have thought that a ragtag bunch of pigeons would be a hilarious group of crime fighters? Well in this book, they most certainly are and the results will entertain kids and adults alike, while tickling their funny bone. With great illustrations, this will be certain to attract kiddos just getting into chapter books. – Jen K.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anna Davidson

    Super fun book about a crazy gang of pigeons who get up to all kinds of adventures. Part mystery, part adventure, totally hilarious stories.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nay Denise

    Received an ARC copy for review. This was such a quick and fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Rock and the Real Pigeon crew as they solved crimes in the city. I was pulled in from the first page all the way to the end. I enjoyed Rock, the master of disguise, and how determined he was to always help out the animals he met. He was a comical character. Also on the crime-fighting pigeon team: Frillback who was a super strong female pigeon, Tumbler who was known for her ability to bend and fo Received an ARC copy for review. This was such a quick and fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Rock and the Real Pigeon crew as they solved crimes in the city. I was pulled in from the first page all the way to the end. I enjoyed Rock, the master of disguise, and how determined he was to always help out the animals he met. He was a comical character. Also on the crime-fighting pigeon team: Frillback who was a super strong female pigeon, Tumbler who was known for her ability to bend and fold in any way and finally Homing who was the "director" of the crew. All these pigeons had their moments that cracked me up. This is broken into a three-part story that flows together seamlessly. Part one is called The Great Bread Crumb Mystery in which the pigeons had to figure out what happened to all the bread crumbs and humans in the park. I loved watching them figure out the culprit and solving the crime. The crows were a funny addition to the story. Part two is called The Bat Trapper in which the pigeons had to help save the bats from being trapped. The bats played at night, but they were always caught in traps. There were two solid suspects, but a third was found and it surprised me. The bats were such silly characters. Part three is called Danger at the Food Truck Fair and it's about the pigeons stopping the villains from part one and two, Jungle Crow and Megabat, from ruining the food truck fair. I didn't really care for this story, but it did a perfect job of setting up for the sequel book. My son thought it was awesome as well. He enjoyed the illustration and was able to follow along with no problem. I can't wait for the release of the final two books, because these are just fun, quick and easy reads that will make you laugh. Definitely would recommend.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME is a hilarious and entertaining cross between graphic novel and picture book. The book is told in three parts, with each being its own inclusive story with a conclusion. The Real Pigeons are crime fighters who recruit Rock from off the farm for his ability as a master of disguise. The team solves crimes in the city in a way that is delightfully fun. The images are sketched with plenty of comedy and animals. These pigeons are unbelievably expressive, and this will make the REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME is a hilarious and entertaining cross between graphic novel and picture book. The book is told in three parts, with each being its own inclusive story with a conclusion. The Real Pigeons are crime fighters who recruit Rock from off the farm for his ability as a master of disguise. The team solves crimes in the city in a way that is delightfully fun. The images are sketched with plenty of comedy and animals. These pigeons are unbelievably expressive, and this will make the book appeal to young children a lot. The text is really easy to follow, as it is written picture book style, with dialogue written out rather than just in speech bubbles alongside the narration. However, there is relatively low word-to-picture ratios, so it is graphic heavy, which will appeal to young or reluctant readers. Overall, these are clever little mysteries that can easily make young readers laugh in parts and in whole. I would definitely love to see more of this delightful series. Please note that I received a review copy. All opinions are my own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This is a great new illustrated series for independent readers featuring ‘Rock’ - pigeon, adventurer, master of disguise. In three inter-connected stories Rock and his new crime-fighting friends solve the crimes affecting his new home: a city park. With crows, bats and photographers Rock and his ‘Real Pigeons’ keep the park free of mischief. The final story is explosive and there is some great phrases and language for younger readers. My favourite feature of this first book in the series would h This is a great new illustrated series for independent readers featuring ‘Rock’ - pigeon, adventurer, master of disguise. In three inter-connected stories Rock and his new crime-fighting friends solve the crimes affecting his new home: a city park. With crows, bats and photographers Rock and his ‘Real Pigeons’ keep the park free of mischief. The final story is explosive and there is some great phrases and language for younger readers. My favourite feature of this first book in the series would have to be the illustrations. With clearly developed characters and expression young readers will enjoy these. A series for all pigeon lovers and readers of ‘The Bad Guys’. - +5yrs old.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Fun addition to the world of early chapter highly illustrated fiction. Easy recommendation for kids who like Bad Guys, etc. The book is long- broken up into three separate acts. Parents will likely appreciate this. Wasn't my favorite, but I appreciated the interior design. The illustrations, while wild and wacky, did not detract from the easy readability of the text in its well-chosen font and size.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Erin Lindsay McCabe

    OK, so *I* haven’t read this book, but my kid (age almost-8) got it last night and is already on p. 114. He got home from school today and picked it right back up. “I love this book,” he said. So there you have it. Perfect for kids who liked Bad Guys and Captain Underpants.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    The kiddo and I both enjoyed it. Not anything incredibly profound (OK we are obviously quite spoiled by the HiLo books), but funny stuff.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tim Armstrong

    Seriously loved this fun book. Wonderfully written with great wit that kids are going to love. Hopefully will become standard fodder for all children, especially reluctant readers as this is another example that books can be fun, as well as imaginative. A fabulous starting point for any reader!! I want more.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Marisa Pintado

    I love this hilariously silly and very pure series about crime-fighting pigeons. It has everything – a flamboyant master of disguise as our lead, THREE deceptively simple but gripping mysteries, and the naughtiest baddies you've ever seen (who definitely get their comeuppance). Perfect for kids as young as 5, but entertaining for any age group!

  13. 4 out of 5

    S.Q. Eries

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In summary If you’ve got a reluctant reader or a kid transitioning out of picture books, take a look at Real Pigeons Fight Crime. It has appeal for boys and girls, the intrigue of a detective series, and a lively, motley cast. The artwork is on the rough side, but it pairs well with the text to deliver a broad spectrum of humor. The Review This book is kind of an advanced picture book. It’s divided into chapters but contains more illustrations than a chapter book and relies heavily on those illustr In summary If you’ve got a reluctant reader or a kid transitioning out of picture books, take a look at Real Pigeons Fight Crime. It has appeal for boys and girls, the intrigue of a detective series, and a lively, motley cast. The artwork is on the rough side, but it pairs well with the text to deliver a broad spectrum of humor. The Review This book is kind of an advanced picture book. It’s divided into chapters but contains more illustrations than a chapter book and relies heavily on those illustrations to tell the story. Also, the stories are actually short. The book is 200 pages, but it’s actually a collection of three separate stories, each of which is comprised of four short chapters. Essentially, it’s three books within one cover. As to the plot, it’s about a flock of crime-fighting pigeons. Rock is a farm pigeon who loves dressing up as different animals and plants. His disguises are so good that he catches the attention of Grandpouter, an old pigeon putting together a squad to investigate the strange happenings at a city park. Thus Rock joins him and the pigeons Homey, Frillback, and Tumbler to investigate the great breadcrumb mystery. This is a good series for reluctant readers. In addition to being illustration-heavy, the book incorporates a range of humor, from silly visuals to one-liners to the quirky personalities of the characters. It also has a goofy art style. The drawings, which are printed in grayscale, have a pencil sketch look, and backgrounds often look like chicken scratches. But even though the illustrations aren’t the most refined, they contain lots of comic details that convey and enhance the narrative. Also, a broad swath of diversity is represented by the humans in the background. As for the narrative, it’s a humorous kid version of a cop/crime-fighting mystery series. Every pigeon contributes a special talent to the squad, and each story concerns a different case they must solve. Every episode also closes with a clever teaser about the squad’s next mystery. A crime squad needs bad guys to chase, and the villains (a greedy crow and narcissistic bat) stir things up in a way that causes trouble for our heroes but leaves the door open for plenty of jokes. (The worst thing they do is plant a stink bomb at a food truck fair). With a story like this, there are instances where you have to suspend belief, and certain places more than most. (Rock’s rear passing as a baby’s face was a real stretch.) However, the point of this series is fun entertainment, and the book does it in an engaging, age-appropriate way. For more manga and book reviews, drop by my blog Keeping It In Canon!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    In the big city there's no shortage of mysteries for a squad of crime-fighting pigeons (code name: Real Pigeons).  We open with Rock, a farm-loving pigeon who is being recruited for his mastery of disguise.  Our hero travels to the big city to join the gang and life is suddenly full of adventures, friends, and bread crumbs.The story is told in three parts, each one with short chapters and a new mystery, making this an easy-to-digest book despite its large size. Readers are privy to Rock's though In the big city there's no shortage of mysteries for a squad of crime-fighting pigeons (code name: Real Pigeons).  We open with Rock, a farm-loving pigeon who is being recruited for his mastery of disguise.  Our hero travels to the big city to join the gang and life is suddenly full of adventures, friends, and bread crumbs.The story is told in three parts, each one with short chapters and a new mystery, making this an easy-to-digest book despite its large size. Readers are privy to Rock's thought process as he learns that there is more than meets the eye to nearly everything in his new home, teaching skills and values in a covert(ish) manner. For example, the first mystery deals with the absence of bread crumbs in the park; Rock quickly realizes that there are no bread crumbs because there are no people, making a connection for the reader and developing observational skills.  In the next mystery, Rock is hesitant to meet bats because they seem "creepy" but all his worries are put to rest when he realizes bats can make great friends too!  Most interactions have a positive message for young readers; parts that don't focus on skill-building are filled with humor! The font is easy to read and lively as important dialog or words are often enlarged, tilted, or textured.  Wood's accompanying black and white illustrations will delight with their over-the-top expressions and antics. Be sure to showcase these illustrations as this will be the biggest draw for readers.After the story, there is a page of back matter about the Real Piegons and how they're actually based on real pigeons.  Many (including myself) may be unaware of the many kinds of pigeons so these descriptions brought a new level of understanding to each character's name and "power." The pigeons simply don't have the personality or character development to endear them to readers.  While each has a special "power" and distinct look in the illustrations, most of their dialog and interactions are interchangeable for each, making it more apparent that they are fairly two-dimensional. Kids looking to fill the time between Dog Man, Inspector Flytrap, or Bad Guys books will be pleased with this book (and, soon, series!).

  15. 5 out of 5

    Elisquared

    A book that is perfect for reluctant readers, Real Pigeons Fight Crime is a fast-paced, hijinks-filled romp, following a team of crime fighting pigeons as they solve one mystery after another in this chapter book hybrid. Bold drawings accompany engaging text, as Rock, the new recruit to this crime-fighting squad started by Grandpouter Pigeon, leads the charge with his ability of disguise. The pigeons encounter a "haunted" park, a bat trapper, and some danger at a food truck rally. Each of these e A book that is perfect for reluctant readers, Real Pigeons Fight Crime is a fast-paced, hijinks-filled romp, following a team of crime fighting pigeons as they solve one mystery after another in this chapter book hybrid. Bold drawings accompany engaging text, as Rock, the new recruit to this crime-fighting squad started by Grandpouter Pigeon, leads the charge with his ability of disguise. The pigeons encounter a "haunted" park, a bat trapper, and some danger at a food truck rally. Each of these encounters are their own contained story, easy for younger readers to pick up and put down, or for more advanced readers to breeze through. The illustrations back up the humor in each story. Showing the uniqueness of each pigeon (who all exist in real life---the pigeons are actually named after their type: Rock, Tumbler, Frillback, Homing, and Pouter), the individual pigeon embodies what that type is known for, and lends their talents to round out the crime fighting team. Seeing the world through Rock's eyes is fun since he is newly experiencing what the "big city" has to offer along with the reader. Cute, quick, and engaging, Real Pigeons Fight Crime is a great start to a very fun series! The next book in the series, Real Pigeons Eat Danger, is coming out May 5, 2020, so look out for that next "Very Coo" adventure!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ken Williams

    Real Pigeons do what? They fight crime, keep the streets safe and save your butts. Wow, I thought pigeons just looked weird and did bird stuff. But after reading this book I now know so much more about how awesome pigeons are. Real Pigeons are Real Funny An old pigeon named Grandpouter recruits a crack squad of super pigeons to fight crime. They are: Rock – a master of disguise and attitude, dressing up to fight bad guys. Frillback – super strong, sausage eating, crime fighting hero. Homey – super he Real Pigeons do what? They fight crime, keep the streets safe and save your butts. Wow, I thought pigeons just looked weird and did bird stuff. But after reading this book I now know so much more about how awesome pigeons are. Real Pigeons are Real Funny An old pigeon named Grandpouter recruits a crack squad of super pigeons to fight crime. They are: Rock – a master of disguise and attitude, dressing up to fight bad guys. Frillback – super strong, sausage eating, crime fighting hero. Homey – super hero of homing pigeons. Tumbler – super bendy, super hero. Able to tumble in flight. The Real Pigeons soon find themselves flying with bats, eating breadcrumbs and fighting baddies. It’s a fun and funny, easy to read, series with illustrations supporting the text. Cleverly laid out in three perfect length stories that stand alone, but follow on nicely to form one book. The Villains increase as the series rolls on which is very important in a crime fighting mystery. But, the best thing is its funny! I can see kids of all ages, but particularly new independent readers, really taking to this series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Real Pigeons, #1) by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood, 197 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL Random House, 2018. $14. Content: G BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE Rock the pigeon is recruited to a crime solving-gang of pigeons. Homey, Tumbler, Frillback and Rock are led by the more mature pigeon Grandpouter and help solve problems. In part one, the pigeons solve why there isn’t breadcrumbs at the park anymore. In part two, they uncover who is tra Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Real Pigeons, #1) by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood, 197 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL Random House, 2018. $14. Content: G BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE Rock the pigeon is recruited to a crime solving-gang of pigeons. Homey, Tumbler, Frillback and Rock are led by the more mature pigeon Grandpouter and help solve problems. In part one, the pigeons solve why there isn’t breadcrumbs at the park anymore. In part two, they uncover who is trapping bats. And in the third part, they help deploy a stink bomb at the food truck park. Their enemies are the same culprits throughout, so there is a good guy/bad guy feel. These cute pigeons make for a fun fast read for newer readers. The illustrations are adorable, with big-eyed pigeons and Rock is good at disguises which made me laugh. The personalities of the pigeons are the best part, but the crimes they solve were also entertaining. This is the first book in the series, so if your readers like this there are more. Reviewer, C. Peterson https://kissthebookjr.blogspot.com/20...

  18. 4 out of 5

    BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)

    What I Loved: The illustrations in this book were AWESOME! They were fun and quirky, and really made me just want to look at each one! How I Felt: Real Pigeons Fight Crime was just a ton of fun to read! I read this book and also had my 8 year old son read it. We both agreed it was a 5 star read! The pages fairly illustration-heavy making this a great book for a young reader just starting chapter books, but it’s also great for a higher level reader as well! The story was fast-paced and hilarious. R What I Loved: The illustrations in this book were AWESOME! They were fun and quirky, and really made me just want to look at each one! How I Felt: Real Pigeons Fight Crime was just a ton of fun to read! I read this book and also had my 8 year old son read it. We both agreed it was a 5 star read! The pages fairly illustration-heavy making this a great book for a young reader just starting chapter books, but it’s also great for a higher level reader as well! The story was fast-paced and hilarious. Real Pigeons Fight Crime is broken into three segments of mysteries that all flowed together really well. The story was easy to follow for a child and so much fun to read! To Read or Not To Read: This is an awesome book for a middle to late elementary reader and up! With fun characters and a hilarious plot, adults and kids alike will really love it! I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily. All of my reviews can be found at: https://shejustlovesbooks.com/

  19. 4 out of 5

    Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland

    “Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!” Rock Pigeon’s idyllic life in the countryside changes when Grandpouter Pigeon invites him to join his crimefighting squad in the big city. With his talent in disguise, he joins the acrobatic Tumbler, strong Frillback, and super-finder Homey, each of which is named after a real species of pigeon (check out the cool facts in the back), as they solve three mysteries: missing brea “Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!” Rock Pigeon’s idyllic life in the countryside changes when Grandpouter Pigeon invites him to join his crimefighting squad in the big city. With his talent in disguise, he joins the acrobatic Tumbler, strong Frillback, and super-finder Homey, each of which is named after a real species of pigeon (check out the cool facts in the back), as they solve three mysteries: missing breadcrumbs, kidnapped bats, and a dinner disaster. In between each mystery, an interlude foreshadows the next crime. This foreshadowing sets the stage and while giving readers clues on what to watch in the next mystery. Real Pigeons Fight Crime blends the excitement of the mystery/crime-fighting genre with humorous dialogue and powerful illustrations that interact with the text to give life to the the crimefighting pigeons’ exploits. The clever mysteries and (age-appropriate) thrilling adventures will engage readers of all ages with a fun romp through the big city. Writer’s Craft First, the text and illustrations interact with each other in a blend of the traditional (illustrations of the text) and innovative (graphic-novel style with the text commenting on the illustrations). This method of storytelling is compelling and engaging. The visual nature of this book makes it suitable for beginning or reluctant readers. Second, through humorous dialogue and lively illustrations, McDonald (author) and Wood (illustrator) invite readers to have fun. While reading serves some educational purposes, in the end, we want a book to entertain us, and Real Pigeons Fight Crime delivers. It’s clear that McDonald and Wood had fun putting together this book. (If not, they’re master-class liars, which only proves their mastery of their craft. After all, writers must become one when writing a work of fiction.) In turn, because of their enthusiasm for Real Pigeons, I had a blast reading this book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Pretty sure this is going to be hugely popular, especially with the The Bad Guys: Episode 1 crowd, because this is kind of like a trying-too-hard version of that. It's too long (why not three books if you have three separate plots????), the font isn't my favorite (it's cramped and kind of hard to read sometimes), and the humor didn't really appeal to me (the naked pigeon butt at the end will absolutely get laughs from the target audience, but it just weirded me out). I don't think this will be d Pretty sure this is going to be hugely popular, especially with the The Bad Guys: Episode 1 crowd, because this is kind of like a trying-too-hard version of that. It's too long (why not three books if you have three separate plots????), the font isn't my favorite (it's cramped and kind of hard to read sometimes), and the humor didn't really appeal to me (the naked pigeon butt at the end will absolutely get laughs from the target audience, but it just weirded me out). I don't think this will be difficult to sell, though, and I enjoyed the pigeon facts at the end as well as the focus on teamwork throughout all three stories.

  21. 4 out of 5

    WhatBookNext .com

    Rock Pigeon loves to dress up. Is it a rabbit? Is it a chicken? Or is it a pile of leaves? No – it’s Rock Pigeon! When an old pigeon (Granpouter Pigeon) approaches Rock about his disguise skills for a top secret Pigeon Crime Fighting Squad, Rock isn’t sure. But he’s soon working with two other pigeons, Homey & Frillback on three separate cases. Why aren’t there any animals and people in the park? Who is capturing all the bats? What is ticking in a boy’s bag at the Food Fair? Fans of the series Bad Gu Rock Pigeon loves to dress up. Is it a rabbit? Is it a chicken? Or is it a pile of leaves? No – it’s Rock Pigeon! When an old pigeon (Granpouter Pigeon) approaches Rock about his disguise skills for a top secret Pigeon Crime Fighting Squad, Rock isn’t sure. But he’s soon working with two other pigeons, Homey & Frillback on three separate cases. Why aren’t there any animals and people in the park? Who is capturing all the bats? What is ticking in a boy’s bag at the Food Fair? Fans of the series Bad Guys will love this new crime-fighting bunch of pigeons. Funky illustrations among 3 hilarious stories.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lenoire

    Ever passed by a gaggle of pigeons and wonder what they are doing?  Why do the pigeons act so weird? It's because they are secretly fighting crime. The park and its visitors are protected by a group of pigeons that fight evildoers. They help solve mysteries and ensure everyone is safe.  The illustrated book was a fun and delightful read. The book had three mini-stories with a conclusion but, each story was tied to each other. I found the illustrations to be fun especially, seeing the antics of ea Ever passed by a gaggle of pigeons and wonder what they are doing?  Why do the pigeons act so weird? It's because they are secretly fighting crime. The park and its visitors are protected by a group of pigeons that fight evildoers. They help solve mysteries and ensure everyone is safe.  The illustrated book was a fun and delightful read. The book had three mini-stories with a conclusion but, each story was tied to each other. I found the illustrations to be fun especially, seeing the antics of each pigeon. Overall, a fun read for any young reader.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    My kids didn't really like this one overly much. It got a little chuckle on the second page, and that was sadly about it. I did think my son would love it (being a huge fan of the Mo Willems pigeon books when he was younger) but he was indifferent. I liked how elements of the story rolled over into the next story line, and the ridiculous costumes were a hit. It's amusing, and well drawn, but not something that's going to be a household favourite.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    I rated this book with a lower elementary child's opinion in mind because I think younger kids will enjoy it. As an adult, I personally didn't care for it - lot's of cheesiness, not particularly clever, and seemed like the author was trying too hard for laughs (although I did laugh out loud a few times). I did like the illustrations and I think the concept is fun, but it's not the type of book that appeals to children and adults.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    I think the intended audience will really enjoy this. It's full of zany pigeons solving mysteries, and for kids who like Dog Man or are looking for a silly chapter book this will work well. The illustrations are great, and the amount of text on the page makes it a great choice for young readers who are fairly new to chapter books, but I think the humor and content would still appeal to upper elementary readers as well.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Haylee Collins

    An absurd and hilarious collection of stories. Found the sort of comic vibe super engaging and the little annotations and asides added to the hilarity. I'd love more stories about Jungle Crow and Mega Bat! And the pigeon characters genuinely stayed with me and made me pay attention to the antics of actual pigeons.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Who would have thought that a ragtag bunch of pigeons would be a hilarious group of crime fighters? Well in this book, they most certainly are and the results will entertain kids and adults alike, while tickling their funny bone. With great illustrations, this will be certain to attract kiddos just getting into chapter books.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Cerda

    First of all thank you so much for choosing us in this Goodreads Giveaway. My daughter says "thanks you so much for giving my mom this books I love, it's really funny and now all the pigeon I see in the street I know they are protecting us. Thank you for making me laugh" Thank you so much for allowing us this moment of fun between mother and daughter.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I can see what McDonald is trying to do here - if you have kids that have enjoyed WeirDo, The Bag Guys and maybe even Tom Gates, then this might still be worth picking up. But the plot and the characters were just really lacking for me.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dierric Rogers

    I love graphic novels, but this book didn't do it for me. It just didn't hold my attention long enough to enjoy the storyline. Towards the end, there was some suggestive language that I could have read too far into, but nevertheless through me off.

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