This children's book about a parrot named Turkey stands out. Most parrot books for children show the parrots doing things parrots would not actually do. This book provides accurate, interesting information about parrots. It shows the development of a parrot from an egg to 7 days, 15 days, and on up to an adult. Diet, behavior, and grooming are also discussed.
The title of the book -- Town Parrot -- reveals that the focus of the book is on pet parrots and not on wild parrots. Turkey lives on the top floor of a house with a writer named Ann. As the author describes a typical day in Turkey's life, much helpful information for understanding pet parrots is provided.
Yet this book is much more than just a minature textbook on parrots. The illustrations are colorful and interesting. Each page has several things to look at. The facts about parrots are woven into a story about Turkey and what his life is like. This is an enjoyable book for both children and adults.