Dr. Coo and the Pigeon Protest by Sarah Hampson

Dr. Coo and the Pigeon Protest

bySarah Hampson, Kass Reich

Kobo ebook | April 3, 2018

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Do pigeons plus people have to equal problems?The erudite big-city pigeon Dr. Archibald Coo is tired of the way people treat him and his pigeon friends. They’re always being shooed and swatted, and they’re never admired the way the other birds are. But it wasn’t always this way. Pigeons once delivered news of the Olympic Games throughout ancient Greece and medicines to soldiers on battlefields. They were heroes! Dr. Coo resolves to find a way for pigeons to once again get the admiration they deserve. But can it be done?Pigeons unite! It’s time to teach the people a lesson in peacemaking.

Title:Dr. Coo and the Pigeon ProtestFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1525300776

ISBN - 13:9781525300776

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Clever Reminder A sweet little offering from Sarah Hampson and Kass Reich, Dr Coo and the Pigeon Protest is a reminder to treat the wild life in our cities with respect. Dr.Archibald Coo is an old soul, he loves to fly around the city, stopping to perch on the statues and observe all the life busily going by. He notices there is a problem, a big problem vocalized by a young pigeon named Hootie Claw. Pigeons get no respect in the city, they get shooed and run over, and kicked at. Dr. Coo remembers a time when pigeons and people coexisted in harmony, helping each other so along with the other pigeons, they decide to stage a protest. A gentle reminder that we share our cities with many different people and many different animals. As much as many of these animals can be a nuisance, who hasn’t woken up to the aftermath of the raccoons midnight buffet, we need to respect that animals live among us and we need to find and create spaces for these animals and ourselves so we can again live in harmony. Sarah Hampson has the pigeons leave us with a very important thought, “When you are loved, you can love in return”. What a beautiful reminder that all living beings need love. The illustrations by Kass Reich are brilliant and eye catching. She creates the most beautiful pigeons, capturing their unique differences and their beautiful colouring, You really feel as if you are on the streets and in the parks of your own city, no matter where you live.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pigeons deserve respect too! When the pigeons get tired of being shooed and swatted, and basically disrespected they unite and fly the coop. They never suffered this discrimination in days gone by. Mr. Coo explains how they were used in the Olympic games and for delivery of medicine on the battlefields. The people however do miss the pigeons when they are gone and approach the mayor for help. She decides a Pigeon Parade is in order. A cute informative story for ages five to seven.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful story of gaining back power and self-esteem Pigeon power needed! Pigeons unite! It's time to stop being disrespected by the people around us. We are waging war on discourtesy! Dr. Coo, a sophisticated, big-city kind of pigeon, rallies the troops and mobilizes them for victory. You see all the pigeons feel that they get no respect as people swat at them with their umbrellas, shoo them from their perches and make them feel like pests, unworthy and unwanted. Other birds are admired and revered but not the pigeons. In bygone times pigeons were held in very high esteem and worked in harmony with mankind. They once delivered news of the Olympic Games throughout Ancient Greece and medicine to soldiers on battlefields. They were important to humans even called heroes, but alas, no more. Something has to be done to get them in high standing once again. Enough is enough! Dr. Coo cleverly uses his smarts and hatches a plan to reinstate pigeons back to their rightful place and reclaim the admiration and respect they so deserve. It will be Pigeon power at it's best... but will it work? Healing and harmony is on it's way thanks to the good doctor... Dr. Who? No silly... Dr. Coo!!!!
Date published: 2017-11-22