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Children's LiteratureThe first page of this colorful book explains some facts and background information about pigeons, and then asks, "What do you think a day is like for a pigeon?" Musical hip-hop rhymes describe what pigeons may see, hear, and smell in the course of a day in the busy city. A window opening cutout on one page shows part of the illustration that is on the next page. The full pictures are beautiful and there are vivid illustrations of the pigeons in the city. The artwork is rather complex for young readers, but they may enjoy seeing all the colors and shapes. The rhythm of the verses would be great to read aloud, and the use of exciting words would be helpful in developing vocabulary. Many words are the sounds of the city such as, "Honk! Beep! Screech! Squeak!" At the end of the story, the pigeons sit sleeping on the windowsill. Readers will enjoy the rhythm of the verses, and the unique way of looking at pigeons and their lives in a city. 2006, Dawn Publications, and Ages 4 to 7.