In "Petunia Paris's Parrot" we meet a little girl with fabulously rich parents who, every birthday, bestow upon their darling daughter the most amazing gifts. A swimming pool? An entire city of toys? Her own bicycle with personal chauffer? Nothing is too expensive or too grandiose for Petunia but it does mean that every time her birthday rolls around, the poor girl is at a complete loss what to ask for next.
When mum's rather outrageous get-up inspires her, Petunia decides to ask for a parrot.
"The best money can buy!" blusters her father, and soon she takes delivery of a Peruvian Macaw.
Petunia knows that parrots are playful and talkative, but her new best friend only seems to want to say one thing.
It's not the nicest noise in the world is it!
|Oh dear. Parrot ponchos don't go down too well with the poor feathered friend!|
Petunia throws a massive tantrum but it takes her wise butler to point out a better approach. Why not just politely ask the parrot what is wrong!
Without spoiling the end of the book, there are some rather lovely little life lessons tucked into the pages and a glorious big page-spread reveal right at the end that's full of gorgeous colour and joy.
Charlotte's best bit: Mum's terrible fashion sense!
Daddy's favourite bit: A nice little message at the end of a beautifully told and wonderfully illustrated tale.
(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)
"Petunia Paris's Parrot"
Written by Katie Haworth
Illustrated by Jo Williamson
Published by Templar Publishing
Publication Date: 1st April 2016