This month’s book is Pretty Perilous Parakeet by L.G. Cunningham.
Archie, who wants to be a zookeeper, loves animals. He has many pets that he keeps in the garage (his mother will not allow them in the house). One day, he and his family take a drive out to a creepy animal sanctuary. His sister Sophia decides she wants to bring home a little yellow parakeet, and that’s when the trouble starts.
Archie is wary of the new bird. His suspicion that something is off is realized when the parakeet swallows Trevor the snake. After the bird causes trouble at school, brother and sister decide to return the parakeet to the sanctuary. Will Archie and Sophia be able to rid themselves of the tiny yellow fiend? Or will they become the next victims or the pretty, perilous parakeet?
Cooper liked that, evil or not, the parakeet was the star of the show. She was not thrilled that Archie and his family kept the parakeet by itself in a garage under a cover all day. She did not like it when Sophia threw Lizzie the lizard, either. Archie and his family need to learn how to take better care of their pets. Cooper was definitely #teamparakeet.
Other than the treatment of the animals, Cooper thought that children will enjoy this spooky tale where a brother and sister learn to work together to solve their problems.