9781499804379

Petunia Paris’s Parrot

By Katie Haworth, Illustrated by Jo Williamson

$17.99 US / $23.99 CAN

Petunia Paris has a pet parrot that won’t make a peep, but a trip to Peru just might persuade him!

Petunia Paris has everything she could possibly want, from a swimming pool to a bicycle with its very own chauffeur. When she requests a parrot for her fifth birthday, a parrot is what she gets—a scarlet macaw all the way from Peru! The problem is, Petunia Paris’s parrot does not do what Petunia Paris wants it to do . . . speak! All it does is squawk. She tries plying him with exotic food, presenting pertinent topics of conversation, playing the piano, and planning preposterous new outfits for him, but nothing works. Paris gets upset, until her butler suggests she ask him nicely why he won’t speak to her, and he responds that he doesn’t want anything that she’s giving him—he just wants to go home. She then takes her parrot back to Peru, and her parrot does not stop talking the whole way there. The story ends happily with a gatefold showing Petunia Paris’s parrot flying away in Peru.

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Book Details

ISBN9781499804379
Page Count40
FormatHardcover
SubformatPicture Book
Trim size10.25" x 11.75"
Age range4-8
Publication dateMarch 28, 2017
Publication seasonSpring 2017
RightsUSCPOM

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Katie Haworth is a writer and editor of children's books.
  • Jo Williamson studied Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She lives with her husband in England and is currently campaigning for a dog of her own. How to Be a Dog is her first picture book.

Product Description

Petunia Paris has a pet parrot that won’t make a peep, but a trip to Peru just might persuade him!

Petunia Paris has everything she could possibly want, from a swimming pool to a bicycle with its very own chauffeur. When she requests a parrot for her fifth birthday, a parrot is what she gets—a scarlet macaw all the way from Peru! The problem is, Petunia Paris’s parrot does not do what Petunia Paris wants it to do . . . speak! All it does is squawk. She tries plying him with exotic food, presenting pertinent topics of conversation, playing the piano, and planning preposterous new outfits for him, but nothing works. Paris gets upset, until her butler suggests she ask him nicely why he won’t speak to her, and he responds that he doesn’t want anything that she’s giving him—he just wants to go home. She then takes her parrot back to Peru, and her parrot does not stop talking the whole way there. The story ends happily with a gatefold showing Petunia Paris’s parrot flying away in Peru.