Dr. Coo and the Pigeon Protest (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771383615, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
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.
About the Author
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.