Real Pigeons Fight Crime book cover

Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Real Pigeons #1)

Published by Hardie Grant Egmont (Australia), Random House (US/Canada) in January 2020

By Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood

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!

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??


Australia/New Zealand/the Netherlands

Out now

US/Canada

Out on January 7 2020. Pre order at:

“A goofball farce…this episodic volume offers two other cases for the crime-busting birdies, and young readers will make quick work of them all. Totally coo!”

Kirkus Review

“Fast-paced and inventive, this is a fun and silly book, perfect for the early primary school reader”

Thuy On, The Big Issue

“A perfect match of hilarious storytelling and fabulous illustrations that kids will love.”

Sally Rippin

“Not only did we cackle and giggle while reading this book, we also slept MUCH SAFER knowing that there were REAL PIGEONS out there fighting crime!”

Peter Helliar