Birdbrain Amos by Michael Delaney

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Poor Amos! All he wants is a tick bird to eat the pesky bugs off his back, like the other hippos have. But when Amos hires one and tells her to make herself at home, she does. Before he knows it, the little bird has built a nest on Amos's head and laid three eggs! Now he is the laughingstock of the jungle. What next? Would you believe a baby shower? And the littlest baby thinking Amos is his daddy? This perfect first novel for young readers is at once funny, touching, and heartfelt.
 

About Michael Delaney

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Michael Delaney, author of Deep Doo-Doo and other novels, lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.Michael Delaney, author of Deep Doo-Doo and other novels, lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
 
Published March 4, 2002 by Philomel. 160 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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As ad hoc parents go, Horton has nothing on Amos, a mild-mannered hippo with a bug problem who advertises for one tick bird and finds himself hosting a whole family.

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An insect-ridden hippopotamus thinks his prayers are answered when a tick bird responds to his ad for a bug remover in what PW called a "laugh-out-loud romp for readers just graduating to full-length fiction."

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For instance, a vulture who responds to Amos's ad gets right to the point: "I haven't actually removed bugs from animals....

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