Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book was given to us by Cooper’s friends, Kelle and John – A Pandemonium of Parrots and Other Animals by Hui Skipp.

Ever wonder what to call various groups of animals? A Pandemonium of Parrots will inform you what to call a collective of many animals, including lizards, camels, flamingos, tigers, and of course, parrots.

Here is Cooper on her favorite page. She loves the illustrations – especially the winking blue budgie. There is so much going on on each page, a poem about the featured animal, the sounds they make, and search and finds.
At the end of the book is a “Did you See?” page so the reader can take another look, as well as a Who’s Who page which gives facts about each animal. Cooper highly recommends this book to young readers who like to look and learn.

Thank you to Kelle and John for sending this fun picture book!

Toys! Toys! Toys!

Our friends Kelle and John recently made a trip to San Diego, and they brought all sorts of toys for the flock.

Sido wasn’t sure about the straw toy at first…

Getting closer…She finally got close enough to test it out. Cooper couldn’t wait until Sido was out of her cage to play with it.

Ozzie found his happy place.Sunny with the broom toy.

Ozzie with pineapple.

Harvey with the jangly bell toy. This will be fun to sing to (He usually sings to the perch caps).

Emmy with the balsa wood toy (which was very popular).And everybirdies’ favorite – marshmallows! I usually split them up so that they can share (ha ha) more easily. Sunny says, “Back off”.

Felix likes the marshmallows, the camera – not so much.Ozzie being photogenic.Of course, the toys were a big hit with the birds. As Cooper says, “You can never have too many toys”. Many thanks to Kelle and John for being such wonderful friends to both us and the flock. We love you! XOXO