The Plucky Parrot (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Antal sidor
Indy Pub
Kay, Alexander
Clara Kay
30 Illustrations
216 x 216 x 3 mm
118 g
Antal komponenter
481:Premium Color 8.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 216 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
The Plucky Parrot (häftad)

The Plucky Parrot

a Tiny Dog Book

Häftad Engelska, 2020-03-08
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?The rescue people came and took Freddy. The sick old man waved as the grey parrot shook his red tail feathers to say goodbye and gave one last little ?Hoot?. He saw Otis wipe away a tear as the door closed on their twenty-one year friendship.?

When Otis became sick, Freddy became bored. Short on toys and attention, he did the only thing he knew to keep busy; he plucked his feathers. Rescued and taken to the Bird Fair, he is adopted by Abby Weathermore, mother to two teenagers with an assortment of particular, peculiar, persnickety pets.

The family does not realize that Freddy can imitate any sound he chooses. As they learn about him, they also find out that he enjoys deliberate trickery, making sounds that confuse the entire family! Join Freddy as he watches in amusement, and laugh with the family as they struggle to introduce a new companion into the family circle. Learn about the African Grey Parrot and share the Weathermore recipe for delicious vegetarian chili!

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