If You Were a Parrot

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"If You Were a Parrot" is a whimsical book that has the child imagining what life would be like if he or she were a pet parrot. The parrot’s special feet allow it to climb curtains, bookshelves, and plants. The hooked beak lets the parrot chew all kinds of great food: seeds, nuts, chair legs, popsicles - sticks and all, and even a telephone directory! Join the parrot as it goes through its daily routine of climbing, chewing, eating, bathing, and finally, snuggling down for the night after a long day of parrot fun. The Creative Mind section has
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Overview

"If You Were a Parrot" is a whimsical book that has the child imagining what life would be like if he or she were a pet parrot. The parrot’s special feet allow it to climb curtains, bookshelves, and plants. The hooked beak lets the parrot chew all kinds of great food: seeds, nuts, chair legs, popsicles - sticks and all, and even a telephone directory! Join the parrot as it goes through its daily routine of climbing, chewing, eating, bathing, and finally, snuggling down for the night after a long day of parrot fun. The Creative Mind section has parrot teaching trivia, crafts and games to supplement learning.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
An attractive cover consists of children and parrots. The parrots, as well as the children, have beaks! Their smiling, happy faces show that they are having a great time and it encourages the readers to open the book for more fun. A fast-paced humorous text keeps the story moving. Dazzling illustrations help the readers imagine how it would feel to be a parrot and how it would look. Engaging text consists of such concepts of backwards, up, all around, and in and out, to the top. The words are highlighted and have a font set apart from the regular text. This feature makes it easy for readers to read along after going through the book one or two times. Some other highlighted words are squawk, screech, laugh, climbing, chewing, preening. As with all Sylvan Dell books, end material consists of fun facts and a craft (this one is to make a beak). In addition, informative explains the responsibility of owning a parrot. Add this book to all libraries and to your private collection if possible. The material could supplement science or animal classes.
Children's Literature - Ginjer L. Clarke
This colorfully illustrated look at what would happen if a kid became a parrot presents unusual, amusing situations and interesting information about parrots. Different characters are shown climbing, chewing, squawking and mimicking, and bathing and preening like parrots. The images of kids with parrot parts are oddly arresting and yet fun. The book also provides a "For Creative Minds" section at the end with parrot fun facts, a make-a-beak craft, and information about owning a pet parrot. This original concept and the delightfully silly pictures will draw kids into the world of pretending to be a parrot (perhaps to the dismay of some parents).
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Rawson and Rogers explore the world of parrots in this vibrant celebration of children's imaginative play. Rogers's rounded digital paintings place each fact about these birds squarely in the world of a real child-a girl displays her parrot feet as she plays with her crayons: "If you were a parrot, you would have two feet, just like you do now, but-you would have four toes on each foot, and two of them would point backwards." A youngster with a parrot beak chews on her colored pencils: "If you were a parrot, you would have a sharp, hooked beak. To keep your beak in shape, you would have to chew things-pencils, wooden spoons, the legs of chairs, and maybe even the entire telephone directory." The rich colors used in each scene honor the different parrots featured in the book-Nanday conures, Scarlet Macaws, Blue and Gold Macaws, and African Greys-as well as the children's imaginations. The book concludes with a section of facts about parrots and a pattern for a parrot beak that can be downloaded from the publisher's Web site. This is a book worth squawking about.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Four young children find out what it might be like to have the feet, beak, voice and feathers of a parrot in this delightfully informative up-close look at a favorite feathered friend. With parrot feet, nothing would be out of climbing range since two toes point forward, two backward. A parrot beak is strong and sharp, capable of easily cracking open seeds and nuts; chewing on things helps keep it in shape. Squawks and screeches help communicate joy and anger, while clever parrots can learn to imitate people's words and environmental sounds (like ringing telephones). Finally, parrots care for their feathers with frequent baths and lots of preening. Rogers's brightly colored illustrations truly put the toes on the other foot, so to speak, showing each child with parrot features and engaging in parrot activities. She also nicely demonstrates the diversity within the parrot family with four of the over 300 species. Backmatter includes more facts about parrots and birds in general, a make-a-beak craft and a page explaining the responsibilities involved in owning a parrot. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976494393
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 981,994
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2007

    What Fun to Be and Learn About Parrots!

    What would it be like if you were a parrot? This enjoyable book tells you just how it would be to be a parrot throughout your day. You would even eat a popsicle, stick and all! Author Katherine Rawson writes about parrot behavior and preferences in an amusing, informative way. Sherry Rogers illustrations enhance the text with dramatic scenes showing parrot behavior by painting children with beaks, claws, and the abilities to climb curtains and imitate phones. Young children will have so much fun imitating the parrots and parrot-children in this book. There is even a fact sheet in the back that tells children how to care for a pet parrot. This is a fun book for children ages 3 ¿ 8.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2006

    Entertaining, Imaginative and Informative!

    This is a book that plays on a child's curious imagination. The illustrations are beautifully executed, colorful and fun. I especially enjoyed the parrot facts at the end of the book. This book has a universal appeal with the children of various cultures. Very nice pairing of author and illustrator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2006

    Thoroughly engaging and delightful!

    This book is a riot! The characters and their silly antics are so accurately depicted, you instantly bond with these feathery friends . The illustrations truly bring this book to life. They are creative, engaging and warm. The colors are rich, incredibly vibrant and leave you wanting more. There are a lot of parrot facts and details here, yet they are illustrated in such a fun and endearing way, that you end up learning more about these fabulous birds and their behaviors, without it being obvious. One truly gets the feel for what it would be like to be a parrot. I should know, I have five of them including a loveable Nanday! Yes...they do love to cuddle and splash, play tricks and hide. This is a wonderful resource book for your classroom, whether you homeschool, or teach private, or public school. Many key words and phrases are highlighted in big, bold lettering, that can be reviewed later and used as additional spelling, or vocabulary words. There are also several key pages at the end of the book, like the Creative Minds pages filled with fun parrot facts and a bit of geography. Then there are the Make a Beak pages with their cool trace and make parrot beaks. Your kids can make and wear these in class, while they discuss key features in this story, quiz their parrot facts and geography, or brainstorm, write and illustrate their own If You Were A Parrot stories. This story ends with an informative Are You Ready For A Pet Parrot page. Here you will find additional information for the care and keep of parrots. This entertaining tale is jam packed with treasures for the heart and mind. If you're hungry for some parrot fun, feast your eyes on this story book and see what its like to be a parrot. Vivian Hadding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2006

    A delightful, imaginative journey

    This is an imaginative journey into a parrots world. The colorful illustrations are a delight. The children and their antics are great fun! A great read for elementary school age children with the addition of fun and interesting facts about sharing your home with a pet parrot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2006

    Entertaining AND Educational

    A very entertaining book that has children taking on various attributes of a parrot. The illustrations are remarkable. Especially of four different types of parrots that the reader can find out more about in the 'For Creative Minds' section and it even has instructions for a craft. Amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2006

    Excellent Illustrations

    I read the book and just thought it was the most adorable book! It came alive through the kids and each of their faces at how much fun they were having being a parrott! Excellent book! The book really gave a child insider views on parrotts and what each part of a parrott was and what it entailed to be one! It was great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2006

    A Whimsical/Educational Delight

    This book is a sure-fire kid pleaser. They'll laugh over the parrot-like antics of the children, and they'll ooh and aah over the vibrant illustrations. Then they'll rush to copy the beak pattern in the back of the book so they can join the fun. Parents and teachers are sure to appreciate the Fun Facts which will enable them to extend children's knowledge of parrots. And should youngsters beg for a parrot, the truthful facts on parrot care will let them know what to expect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2006

    Fun & Interactive, Beautifully Illustrated

    The beautiful illustrations in 'If You Were a Parrot' draw you in to the nature of parrots and children! After the wonderful drawings and the fun, interactive project at the end of the book, there is some factual information about parrots as well. I am looking forward to seeing more from this talented illustrator-writing pair.

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