My favourite moments from Real Pigeons Peck Punches

Real Pigeons Peck Punches is the fifth book in the Real Pigeons series – written by me and illustrated by Ben Wood – and it’s out now in Australia and New Zealand.

Real Pigeons Peck Punches book cover

It’s full of pigeons pecking and fighting-crime – but like any Real Pigeons book there’s also HEAPS of other things going on.

Here are five of my favourite moments from the book.

1. Rock Pigeon turns a dirty hanky into a cape

But is it a cape?

Rock Pigeon turns a dirty hanky into a cape

No, it’s actually a POCKET DISGUISE!

Rock Pigeon disguises himself as a pocket on a woman's jacket


2. The pigeons infiltrate a CAT MUSEUM

Museums are great settings for adventure stories. But since our heroes are pigeons, our museum needed to be extra special – and extra daunting. Thus, the Cat Museum was born. 

A cleaner cleans the cat museum as the pigeons hide as an exhibit

Keep an eye for CleoCATra!


3. Homey Pigeon has his own story…and rescue mission

Homey Pigeon talks about eating more breadcrumbs

But will he be able to resist bread for long enough to rescue an endangered Kakapo bird?

4. There are mysteries galore

Like every Real Pigeons books, this one has three seperate stories – and three seperate mysteries to be solved.

Who stole the Cat’s Eye emerald? Where is the endangered Kakapo bird hiding? And how can an entire tree disappear without a trace – roots and all!? 

Title pages of the three parts in Real Pigeons Peck Punches


5. Morse coode!

Real Pigeons flying in the air and using 'morse coode'

For when you want to keep the coos to yourself. 


Real Pigeons Peck Punches is out now in Australia and New Zealand.

For more Real Pigeons fun visit realpigeons.com.

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