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.