The Super Coo Club – Episode 1: Crime-fighting pigeons

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Episode 1: Crime-fighting pigeons

With your hosts Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood and…a bunch of pigeons.

Don’t miss the drawing and activity sheets for episode 1

Episode 1

  • Andrew and Ben explain how Real Pigeons started
  • The fancy pigeons that inspired the characters
  • Ben shows us how to draw Rock Pigeon
  • A sneak peek at the new book, Real Pigeons Peck Punches
  • A video question from a fan
  • Ben gives everyone a special drawing challenge

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Real Pigeons Peck Punches book cover


Draw your own pigeon

Real Pigeons Challenge hashtag

We challenge you to draw your own pigeon! Make sure you give your pigeon:

  • a name
  • a pigeon power

Does your pigeon have super-strong eyesight? The ability to know the exact time without looking at their watch? Or even the best sense of smell in the world? You can make up whatever you want!

Win a Real Pigeons book!

Share your drawing on social media with the hashtag #RealPigeonsChallenge to go in the running to win a copy of Real Pigeons Peck Punches. Competition ends Tuesday 12th May at 11.59pm. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Andrew and Ben’s social media channels. Australia and New Zealand residents only. Good luck pigs!

Try drawing Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon is a MASTER OF DISGUISE and the heart of the Real Pigeons squad.

He’s also simple to draw if you follow Ben’s easy guide. Good luck – and don’t forget his pet twig, Trent!

Rock Pigeon as drawn by Ben Wood

Download the ‘How to draw Rock’ activity sheet (PDF, 2.5MB)

Write a story

Write a story about a bird or an animal that you’ve seen outside lately. Try writing the story from their perspective.

How does the world look to your character?

What can they see, smell, hear, feel?

And what are they doing?

Buy a Real Pigeons book

Real Pigeons books can be bought where all good books are sold.

While it’s a bit tricky to get to the shops at the moment, we recommend checking if your local bookshop is doing delivery, or look at any of the fabulous Australian retailers who sell books online. This week we’ve partnered with Booktopia!
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Real Pigeons Fight Crime book cover
Real Pigeons Eat Danger book cover
Real Pigeons Nest Hard book cover
Real Pigeons Splash Back book cover
Real Pigeons Peck Punches book cover

Thanks everyone!

We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Super Coo Club!

Don’t miss episode two next week when we investigate how to write a funny story! It will be live at 12pm (AEST) on Wednesday 13th May.

Oh and if you want to send us a video question of your own – visit the Super Coo Club webpage for all the details.

Until then – high feather five!

– Andrew and Ben

Ben Wood and Andrew McDonald with the Real Pigeons