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Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot!
Peanut Butter Press, June, 2013
IBSN 978-1-927735-00-8

Introducing a humorous new picture book for children aged four to eight, with delightful illustrations by Jason Doll.

Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot! tells the hilarious story of twin seven-year-olds who are given a talking parrot named Guapo. The clever bird can imitate voices, sirens, dogs and even the telephone. The twins love the noisy parrot but their parents do not.

When nasty Auntie Pattie comes to visit she is disliked by everyone, including the excitable Guapo, and the children devise a clever plan to use Guapo to get rid of the unwanted guest.

Young and old alike will enjoy the fun the children have with Guapoís antics!

This beautiful bird is a Congo African Grey parrot like the real-life Guapo that inspired this book.

You'll find more information about African Grey parrots at the end of Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot! as well as instructions for how to draw Guapo!

For further information about African Greys and efforts to save them, please visit parrots.org.

 

I am available to do a presentation about Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot! to school or library groups. Click here to read a blog posting by a teacher about my presentation to a group of grade 2-4 students. For more details about this and other presentations, please see my Author Visits page.
Awards:
Nominated for the 2014 Manitoba illustrated book award

Winner of the Reader's Choice award for fiction at the OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation Rainforest of Reading, 2014

Two thousand primary school students from two Caribbean islands, Grenada and Saint Lucia, voted Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot! as the Readerís Choice for fiction at the OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation Rainforest of Reading in November, 2014.
Beryl was sorry to miss the happy celebration.

Reviews:
"Beryl Young's picture book is a rollicking tale about an outrageous talking parrot named Guapo who comes to stay with a family and how he eventually wins a permanent place in their home and in their hearts."
    Norma Charles, author of 18 popular children's books

"Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot! will delight the primary audience as a read-aloud in classroom or school library. This entertaining picture book looks at family dynamics, the unexpected role pets can play in family, and expecting the unexpected in life.

"Highly recommended for recreational reading and as a springboard to discussions of comical incidents in family life."

Rating: Excellent

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To Order:
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