My book review of 'Peggy the Always Sorry Pigeon' by Wendy Meddour and Illustrated by Carmen Saldana
I loved the illustrations for this book about Peggy the pigeon who says sorry even when something's not her fault. It's an unusual subject for a picture book for young children, I would have thought, but it's rather lovely.
Peggy is an apologetic pigeon. She thinks she's in the wrong, even when she's not. Other pigeons tell her to get off the bus stop because they want to perch there and a road sweeper tries to scare her off the pavement because she doesn't like pigeons. But Joan, an older, wiser, seagull, tells Peggy to stand up for herself. Instead of saying sorry every time, Joan says Peggy should have another vocabulary!
In this funny and beautifully illustrated story, children are encouraged to be assertive and are given some ideas for how to respond when they are being bullied. I very much enjoyed it!