Kid’s Book Review: Peggy The Always Sorry Pigeon

Kid’s Book Review: Peggy The Always Sorry Pigeon

About the Book

It is good to apologise when you have done something wrong, but this book is about growing in confidence and getting out of the habit of saying sorry for absolutely everything!

Peggy is an apologetic pigeon. She always assumes she’s in the wrong. Even when she’s the one getting bullied. But Joan, an older female seagull, gives her the necessary skills to stand up for herself. You can listen to this story being read on CBeebies by Louis Theroux.


Wendy Meddour

Wendy Meddour grew up in a little seaside town called Aberystwyth. After getting her PhD, she went to teach English Literature at Oxford University, and now teaches creative writing at the University of Exeter. Her debut children’s book, A Hen in the Wardrobe, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for ‘Outstanding First Novel’, selected as one of The Guardian’s ‘Best 50 diverse Children’s Books since the 1950s’ and won the John C Laurence Award for ‘improving relations between the races’.  Earlier this year, Wendy was awarded the Margaret Wise Brown Prize for Literature, and one of her latest picture books, Lubna and Pebble (illustrated by Daniel Egneus), was selected by Time Magazine as one of the ‘Best 10 Books of the Year’.

Carmen Saldaña lives in Gijon, a little rainy city in the north of Spain. She is a freelance illustrator of children´s books. I love furry animals, birds, bugs, leaves and everything related with nature, my main source of inspiration.




Book Review

I liked when Peggy says random words because it is strange and sounds funny

Peggy is always apologising for everything and it is nice that the seagull helps her to fix this problem. I think it was a very good way of solving the problem because no-one is hurt and nobody behaves in a not nice way.

I might try doing what the seagull teaches Peggy next time I have a problem with somebody. I liked when Peggy says random words because it is strange and sounds funny. My favourite is ice-cream, ketchup-pants, trumpet-toes! I’m going to think of some of my own strange words now.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Sulaymān
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: Bike-riding and drawing
  • Dislikes: Singing and swimming
  • Favourite Book: Dinosaurs (fact book)
  • Favourite Song: Tala'a Al Badru Alayna (Arabic song)