Dr. Coo And The Pigeon Protest by Sarah HampsonDr. Coo And The Pigeon Protest by Sarah Hampson

Dr. Coo And The Pigeon Protest

bySarah HampsonIllustratorKass Reich

Picture Books | April 3, 2018

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Dr. Archibald Coo, an erudite big-city pigeon, is tired of the way people treat him and the other pigeons. They're always being shooed and swatted, and they're never admired the way the other birds are. As Dr. Coo tells his pigeon friends: ?It wasn't always this way.? In ancient times, pigeons were known to accompany the gods. They brought news of the Olympic Games to all of ancient Greece. And more recently, they delivered messages and medicine to soldiers on battlefields. They were heroes! Surely, Dr. Coo reasons, pigeons can find a way to earn the admiration of people once again. And he's got just the bold plan to do it.

Award-winning journalist Sarah Hampson's picture book debut is a celebration of the diversity inherent in a big city and a lesson on how looking for the good in others is the best way to get along with them. Through her activist pigeons, she offers a child-friendly example of how to affect change, and shows how cooperation and compromise are the keys for diverse groups to harmoniously coexist --- a topical subject. With soft lines and a warm palette, Kass Reich's illustrations bring a fresh pigeon's-eye perspective to New York's inhabitants and cityscapes. This book could be used to spark classroom discussions on respecting differences, working out disagreements, or stepping up to counter injustice, all important subjects for the budding self-awareness and personal development of young children. It also aligns with character education lessons on self-respect, initiative and inclusiveness.
Sarah Hampson is an award-winning journalist with the Globe and Mail. This is her first foray into the world of writing for children. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Kass Reich worked for three years in Beijing as an early childhood educator --- and that's what inspired her to start making picture books. She now lives in Toronto, Ontario...
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Title:Dr. Coo And The Pigeon ProtestFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.38 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771383615

ISBN - 13:9781771383615

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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