Of course, that author’s name is made up, but it’s crucial to the concept of the Architecture According To Pigeons book.
Architecture According To Pigeons is described as a simple and engaging introduction to the world’s most beautiful buildings and the basic principles of architecture for children aged seven and over.
‘Speck Lee Tailfeather’ reveals that pigeons are in fact great aficionados of architecture and offers an account of his travels around the world, giving information on and insight into the buildings he visits. Speck profiles more than 40 of the best-loved structures in the world, including the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
On top of those insights (actually courtesy of children’s writer Stella Gurney), the book also features collage artworks by award-winning illustrator, Natsko Seki, as well as a wealth or architectural knowledge.
If you want to push your kids towards the world of architecture – or if they are already loving the buildings around them – the book is published by Phaidon in late October, but it available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk in hardback form for £12.59.