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Mad, a chatty parrot, provides the laughs in this great book
on 17 May 2001
Mad, a chatty parrot, provides loads of laughs in this great book. For example - when Madison pretends to be a robber, answers the telephone and says "God save the Queen! Rule Britannia! Land of Hope and Glory" You've got a face like a chicken's bum!" Everyone thinks that he is just an old parrot who can't talk but Harry, his owner, knows better and that's where most of the laughs come from. Even other animals are surprised by him - the family cat creeps up to pounce on an easy prey and gets the shock of his life when he hears "Hold it right there sweetheart" and the cat, stands frozen to the spot. Madison then tells the cat to "Beat it!"
Compared to other Dick King-Smith books, this one is the best. Most of his stories have small animals getting the better of bigger ones and that is funny. "Tumbleweed" is my second favourite but it is not as good as "Harry's Mad" because it doesn't have as many funny bits.