Professor Dupont is a creature of habit. Every morning he follows the same routine, culminating in his daily greeting to his ten cockatoos. One day, the cockatoos decide to have some fun and escape from the conservatory. When Professor Dupont comes down in the morning he finds they are all missing.
Readers will delight in Professor Dupont's search for his missing cockatoos, especially as he can't see them while it's clear to the reader exactly where they are all hiding. Quentin Blake's characteristically brilliant illustrations make this a counting book with a difference which will delight audiences of all ages.--Philippa Reece --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"For pure fun, read again - and again - Quentin Blake's masterly Cockatoos" (Gwynneth Bailey TES)
"A wonderfully enjoyable story" (Daily Mail)
"Must be the funniest and subtles counting book, so funny you can't count anyway. Irresistibly daft, devastatingly droll" (Guardian)
"There has never been, and probably never will be, a counting book as funny and delightful as this" (Books for your Children) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
It's a covert little counting book with a lovely little story. We love the hide and seek on each page. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mrs M.
one of the best Quentin Blake solo works. I love the disparity between text and image that'll have your little one's yelling at the hapless chap searching for his hiding birds!Published 16 months ago by UniTutor
I use this story to help my 4 year with maths/number-line. We counted the birds and pointed to the number on the number line. Lovely story ;)Published 16 months ago by Louise loud
Fabulous book and it matches some curtains I've made for my grandson! Quentin Blake's illustrations never fail to delight adults and children alike.Published on 10 May 2013 by Ms. L. M. Arend
Behind this story will perfesor find his birds
And what happens in the end
This book is subtle for 1+