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A whimsical story that has four multi-cultural children imagining what life would be like as a pet parrot. Join parrots and children as they climb all around the house, over furniture and up the curtains with four-toed parrot feet, then chew wooden spoons, popsicles and popsicle sticks, and even a telephone directory with their hooked parrot peaks. The parrot fun continues with eating delicious vegetables like broccoli, squawking, talking, bathing, and finally snuggling down for the night. The "For Creative Minds" section has parrot fun facts, tips for taking care of a pet parrot and a make-a-beak craft to supplement learning. All Sylvan Dell titles feature free educational resources at www.SylvanDellPublishing.com, including the "For Creative Minds" sections and additional teaching activities. 2007 ForeWord Book of the Year Award finalist
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Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before -leaving it all behind- for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets.

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"I smile when I think of this book knowing that both the author and the artist have done a wonderful job of hooking a child into the interesting and complicated world of companion parrots. This education will help a child, as an adult, make the right decision to enter into the world of parrot companionship." -- Cheryl Rose "Co-Education Director for the National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation" Rawson and Rogers explore the world of parrots in this vibrant celebration of children's imaginative play. This is a book worth squawking about. - School Library Journal Children need more books like this ones that intrigue them and widen their view of the world. They will love the colorful illustrations and will pick it up again and again.- Rutgers University Along with the fun story, the author has included two full pages of fun parrot facts, along with a cute craft idea and further information for those who may be considering getting a pet parrot. - The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

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