Alex the Parrot (Hardcover)
No Ordinary Bird: A True Story
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375868467, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (10/9/2012)
His intelligence surprised everyone, including Irene. He learned to count, add, and subtract; to recognize shapes, sizes, and colors; and to speak, and understand, hundreds of words. These were things no other animal could do. Alex wasn't supposed to have the brainpower to do them, either. But he did them anyway.
Accompanied by Meilo So's stunning illustrations, Alex and Irene's story is one of groundbreaking discoveries about animal intelligence, hard work, and the loving bonds of a unique friendship.
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Praise For Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story…
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 24, 2012:
“It’s a remarkable story with a sad ending—but it’s a good kind of sad.”