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Dave Pigeon (Racer!): WORLD BOOK DAY 2023 AUTHOR

Swapna Haddow, Sheena Dempsey

Dave Pigeon (Racer!): WORLD BOOK DAY 2023 AUTHOR


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Average rating

5 out 5

26 reviews

WINNER of the Greenhouse Funny Prize; SHORTLISTED for the Sainsbury's Book Award and numerous regional awards, this hilarious series is adored by its readers! Have you ever sat in a shoebox? Of course you have. But have you ever sat in one when your best friend Dave has spread his feathery self out so wide that his cheesy feet are right up your beak and an old banana is taking up the rest of the space? I didn't think so. This is where our story begins . . . Dave Pigeon and his best friend Skipper are travelling in a box to Pawsville Vets . . . maybe Dave will finally get his broken wing fixed. The pet shop is full of new friends . . . Jet the dog, Cricket Ball Face the hamster . . . and with friendship comes a bit of healthy competition, and what could be better than a race for a racing pigeon? But the only animal who thinks Dave is capable of going up against the infamous Mickey Lightning is Dave himself. The third instalment to this laugh-out-loud new series is fully illustrated throughout by the incredible Sheena Dempsey. 'A hilarious new series.' Angels and Urchins 'A really enjoyable read for children just moving into chapter books.' Books for Keeps 'Readers will love this action packed story about friendship, bravery and the lengths a pigeon will go to to secure themselves a crumbly treat.' Reading Zone 'I can't imagine any child not loving Dave and waiting excitedly for his next adventure.' Serendipity Reviews 'Readers will love it as it is full of daring and bravery, and much backfiring of ridiculous schemes and much crossing out.' The School Librarian



I thought it was INSANE! And I know it was fiction, my favourite character was JET, DAVE, SKIPPER and GARRY. I would recommend it to YOU!

Don Rip Eragon 12.12.2023


This book is funny. My favourite character is Dave because he can fly fast, even though he has a broken wing. I would recommend it to anyone.

Professor Bubbles Hammersmith 11.12.2023


It was a very adventurous and funny book. It is definitely one of my top 10’s. It has songs and speech bubbles.I love pigeons and animals.There was lots of animals in the pet shop.I liked every character except for the parrot and his friends.Dave was a very brave pigeon with a broken wing.My favourite part was when the dog said that she could speak pigeonese.

Professor Blueberry Arlington 02.08.2023


I liked all of the funny comments and jokes that Dave made throughout this book.

Viscountess June Hedgehog 05.09.2022


When i read the first book at school i really wanted to read the others.

Empress Candyfloss Frozen-Peas 10.08.2022


I liked Dave best because he comes up with funny jokes and the book series is hilarious

Quest-seeker Quincy Rollerskate 23.07.2022


Very funny

Fairy Kiki Costa-Rica 27.06.2022


This book was very funny. I’ve read one of the other Dave Pigeon books, it was funny too. My favourite character is Dave Pigeon and his best friend Skipper. I am going to read the other Dave Pigeon books. I would recommend these books to my friends and anyone who likes pigeons!

Lord Snoopy Sheep-Dip 05.10.2021


My favourite character was Jet the dog, and I thought that the vet was funny. My favourite part was Jet trying to dress up as a human lady with Dave Pigeon and Skipper in the mobility scooter.

Superintendent Slip Windchime 04.09.2021


Is Dave pigeon really a racer? You would have to read it to find out! This book was hilarious and such a great read. I suggest it to all ages.

Mademoiselle Nectarine Armchair 26.08.2021


I liked this book and would recommend it to others.

Nurse Iguana Rubber-duck 22.08.2021


very interesting

Nurse Esmerelda Flattery 11.08.2021


I loved the race

Prince Dragon Hoverboard 08.08.2021


I liked this book because it was hilarious. I would recommend this book to people who like reading funny stories.

Master Zizou Ketchup 02.08.2021


This is a funny 3rd in series about a pigeon called Dave racing a parrot.

Sir Chip Ridiculous 23.07.2021


I hope you like it!

Anonymous 12.07.2021


This book is fiction. My favourite character is Dave. I would recommend this book to my class mate.

Queen Viper Bucket 21.01.2021


I thought it could do a bit better I didn't have any favourite I would recommend it to some of my friends

Dame Majorca Volcano 01.09.2020


This is a very funny book about a pigeon called Dave and he gets taken to Pawsville vets to get a new wing with his friend Skipper. But then one night he gets challenged to a race with a parrot called Opprobrious Vastanavius the parrot in three days time... My favourite was Jet the three legged dog because of her terrible jokes. I would recommend it to children aged 7+. I would rate this book 4 stars because there is always room for improvement.

Officer Tulip Bouncy-castle 23.08.2020


it was funny.

Judge Crocodile Bacon-slicer 11.08.2020

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