Monday, September 19, 2016

Birds and Books

This week at Farmers' Market, one of my new vendors brought a feathered friend. It was  six month old Green Cheeked Conure, and he was the sweetest, calmest bird I have ever seen. Of course, all the kids had to take turns holding him, and loving on him, and petting him, especially Emily.

And while I don't choose books for my review pile based on what goes on in my week, once again, something a book in the stack did. The book was Memoirs of a Parrot and it was truly a hilarious take on a parrot's life from his point of view. Every day Brock tells his friend and only other parrot in the pet shop how annoying the kids are, how aggravating constantly being called Polly is, and how he really doesn't want a cracker. And, one day, much to his dismay, an annoying m an named Todd takes him home and expects him to speak human. The days that follow are torturous for both Todd and  Brock, but in the end, they finally develop an understanding!
Memoirs of a Parrot

Since I started with a bird book, I figured I might as well end with a bird book called Henny and Penny. Henny and Penny is a few years old, but it is a beautifully illustrated book about sharing and caring. Henny and Penny find out that working together is the best way to protect their eggs from egg eating snake. And when their eggs hatch, two watchful moms are better then one.

Henny and Penny

Well,that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. Also be sure to drop by and join the Literacy Musings Monday Blog Hop where you will find other great blogs, or my personal website Fun With Aileen where you will find more on reading, writing, and my very own chapter and picture books. And finally, you can find me on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.


  1. I love the sound of Memoirs of a Parrot! My toddler is totally obsessed with birds at the moment, so I'm sure it would go down a treat. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing over at #FridayFrivolity!

    1. Great! And thanks for stopping by Miss Jessica :0)

  2. Omg the parrot book sounds hilarious!

    1. It definitely is. Be sure to see if your library has it. If not, you can request it :0)