Written by: B.A. Benson Illustrated by: Paul Fanning
This book, published in 1959, is an amusing account of a scriptwriter and his pet parakeets. It offers funny anecdotes as well as tips (some outdated) on the care of budgies. For example, don’t let your budgie fly around loose when having a cocktail party.
Cooper’s favorite part of the book was when Buster, who was thought to be a male, turns out to be a female.