Thursday, January 20, 2011
Pigeon Street - A Light in the Sky
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:39 AM Labels: Alan Rogers, BBC Books, George Layton, John Telfer, Pigeon Street
Kids of the 80s will probably be familiar with the bouncy and rather funky theme tune for Pigeon Street (if you can remember all the lyrics, you're officially old!) Mum recently found a stack of my brother's old books in the loft and this was one of the books that was rescued (you can tell my brother didn't bother with books much, as it was in mint condition).
Pigeon Street tells the tale of a bunch of everyday characters who live on (yes, you've guessed it!) Pigeon Street. Quite a strange bunch. Each episode collected together a few of the characters with their interconnected lives.
A Light in the Sky is a cute little tale of the Pigeon Street inhabitants and what happens when they spot a mysterious glowing globe in the sky one day. It's a short and sweet tale and if you've been showing your children the sort of things you used to watch as a youngster (there's a great collection of Pigeon Street episodes on YouTube) then you might want to keep your eyes peeled on car boot / jumble sales for any of the official books because there are quite a few of them, all drawn in the same funky 80s Alan Rogers style.
Charlotte's best bit: The twins, Molly and Polly
Daddy's favourite bit: Doctor Glossop forgetting to dress for work
Rating: 3 out of 5