Little Wild Parrot by Tony Johnston

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A wild parrot and a quiet, conservative child form a friendship out of the single word, ""Hello,"" in a whimsical tale about two unlikely comrades that utilizes action words to capture the attention of young readers.
 

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness. Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), one of the great jazz legends of the twentieth century, was born in Newport News, Virginia. Ora Eitan lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Tambourine. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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Snuggling in bed with his one-eyed stuffed bunny, Little Rabbit cannot sleep.

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Karas ( Nobody's Mother Is in Second Grade ) lightly conveys the joyful ambiance of the story.

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A little wild parrot appears one day before a beaming blonde girl and squawks a ``little wild word (`Hello!'),'' then sings a ``little wild song.'' The child, in turn, feeds him ``little wild seeds'' and offers him some of her ``little plump plum.'' And so begins this friendly if insubstantial st...

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