This month’s book is Budgerigar: How a Brave, Chatty and Colourful Little Aussie Bird Stole the World’s Heart by Sarah Harris and Don Baker.
Budgie lovers rejoice! Budgerigar: How a Brave, Chatty and Colourful Little Aussie Bird Stole the World’s Heart has arrived. This fascinating book covers the history of our favorite little bird. Entertaining and comprehensive, Budgerigar explores how the budgie traveled from the wilds of Australia to homes around the world.
The book is thorough in its coverage – from the light side: famous budgies, famous budgie owners, budgie heroism and budgies as therapy animals, to the dark side: budgie smuggling, budgies as fashion, budgies as food (yikes), psittacosis and shooting for sport.
This is Cooper’s favorite book. She loved how it celebrated every aspect of the budgie and its history. Most of all – she loves that she is included in the book! She can be found on pages 221-222. Her photo can be seen in the insert. So exciting! Thank you to the authors for letting Cooper be a part of this wonderful book.
If you love budgies or know a budgie lover, Cooper highly recommends Budgerigar: How a Brave, Chatty and Colourful Little Aussie Bird Stole the World’s Heart.
So very glad Cooper liked the book. We had so much fun learning about her kind and were delighted to be able to include a little of her story in the bumper book of budgerigars.
Just finished chapter 5. Love the picture of the budgie on the cover.
I just ordered mine from Book Depository because I do not want to wait until 2021 for it to be available in Canada. Can hardly wait to get it. Are there any photos in it?
There is an insert in the middle of the book. There are a few pages with photos. The best photo is Cooper, of course : P. The book is mostly text, though.