Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham.1On a busy city street, only Will notices a wounded pigeon on the ground. He and his mother pick it up and take it home. Will, his mother and father gently wrap the bird’s broken wing. With the family’s tender care, the days pass and the pigeon heals.2Cooper loved this simple, yet powerful story. She wishes more people were like Will. She thought the illustrations were beautiful and did a wonderful job rounding out the spare text. Her favorite part of the book was when the pigeon was released back in to the wild. And she thought the bird poop on the city statues was amusing.
Cooper highly recommends this book – it’s message of being aware and caring for nature is good for young and old alike.

Cooper’s book report

Pete and Roland by Bob Graham

This book is about a little boy named Pete who finds a parakeet in his back yard. He names the bird Roland and has lots of fun taking care of him. What starts as a cute and fun little story takes a horrific turn when one day, Roland flies away through the window. Roland takes up with a flock of pigeons, so there is a happy ending.

Cooper’s favorite part of the book was when Roland would make little messes (poops) on the dressing table.