Lorenzo the Naughty Parrot by Tony Johnston

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Lorenzo, a green parrot who lives in a Mexican garden, serves as a watchbird, protecting his family from birthday party guests, presents, and even San Nicola+a7s on Christmas Eve. By the author of Slther McCreep and His Brother, Joe.

About Tony Johnston

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Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children's books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up.
Published October 1, 1992 by Harcourt Childrens Books (J).
Genres: Children's Books.

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The first chapter describes little Ana's birthday party, a festive occasion even though Mama and Papa are ``excited'' because Papa's wedding ring is missing.

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Although the children bathe the naughty bird, ``the oil would take a long time to come off.'' In another story, Lorenzo creates new decor underfoot when he leaves scratchy clawprints on the tiles Papa makes for Mama's new floor.

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