If You Were a Parrot

By Katherine Rawson; Sherry Rogers (Illustrator)
(Arbordale Publishing, Hardcover, 9780976494393, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 2006

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This whimsical story lets children imagine what life would be like if they were a pet parrot. Readers join four parrots their young, multicultural owners as they morph into four-toed parrots climbing around the house, then chew wooden spoons, popsicles sticks and all with hooked parrot beaks The fun continues as children learn all about parrots and their adaptations.The For Creative Minds section has parrot fun facts, tips for taking care of a pet parrot and a Make a Beak craft.

About the Author
Katherine Rawson was inspired to write this book by watching her own pet parrot, Shadow, a small green parrot with a big personality. (Shadow even has his own blog!) When Katherine is not playing with, reading or writing about parrots, she teaches English as a Second Language at a community college and works as a freelance writer. She is a former elementary school teacher. Katherine lives in Vermont.

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before ?leaving it all behind? for the freelance world. Sherry has developed a unique style of painting digitally on her computer. Just like a ?traditional artist, ? Sherry sketches by hand. When happy with the composition, she scans it into the computer. Just as she would use a ?normal? paint brush, she paints her illustrations stroke for stroke on her computer in her program of choice, Photoshop. She laughs that the paint clean up is much easier than it used to be! Sherry has illustrated Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas and If You Were a Parrot for Sylvan Dell and her first book, Counting Little Geckos was published in the summer of 2005. Sherry, her husband and two children live in Northern California.
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