This month’s book is Andy Gets the Blame by Freda M. Hurt.Ten year old Andy wants to buy her Aunty Loo a blue budgerigar for Christmas. But she hasn’t enough money. Each of Andy’s schemes to earn the 21 shillings for a budgie end in disaster. The worst happens when she is accused of stealing a budgie from an aviary. Will Andy be able to clear her name and give her aunt the most wonderful Christmas gift ever?Cooper loved this book. She thought the story was charming and was pleased that it had a happy ending. Someone who would worry and plan as much as Andy did for a budgie would probably make a great budgie slave – er, owner. Cooper particularly liked that the coveted budgie was blue.
Makes me remember my first blue budgie, I think mine was about $9, a fortune to a ten year old!
I think that’s about what mine was. I was 10. We got him at Woolworths. He was such a darling.
Maybe it should be re-titled: “Andy Gives the Bird”.