Pigfoot and Pigeon Hands

      David Washington
Pigfoot and Pigeon Hands

Pigfoot and Pigeon Hands finds Kenroy and Itchy up a tree, a black mango tree, just hanging out. Kenroy regales his friend with a story told to him by Granny years, before. It is the story of a man folks called Pigfoot.A recent report indicated the disappearance of 52% of wildlife species since 1970. In this context, Pigfoot and Pigeon Hands, the third book in the Kenroy series, is a timely tool fostering the development of those attitudes and insights that lead to a respect for living things and the environment. The story within the story deals with perhaps the most dramatic instance of wildlife extinction in modern times, that of the passenger pigeons. 100 years ago. "Promoting respect for life" is but one of the four developmental goals stipulated among the talking points for interactive bibliotherapy herein. The others being: enhancing self- esteem and clarifying self-perception, increased discernment respecting interpersonal relationships, and stimulating the search for meaning. If the dying birds had been parrots, what might have been their last words to humankind? "You're next", perhaps?
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