This whimsical story lets children imagine what life would be like if they were a pet parrot. Readers join four parrots their young, multicultural owners as they morph into four-toed parrots climbing around the house, then chew wooden spoons, popsicles—sticks and all—with hooked parrot beaks! The fun continues as children learn all about parrots and their adaptations.The “For Creative Minds” section has parrot fun facts, tips for taking care of a pet parrot and a “Make a Beak” craft.
This individual eBook App will read-aloud in both English and Spanish with manual or auto page advance. Switch language any time and the page text changes and the reading restarts on the same page with your newly selected language.
If You Were A Parrot is designed to be both a fun-to-read story and a launch pad for discussion and learning. It features a 5-page For Creative Minds educational section in the back. And, through the "More.." button on the navigation bar, you will find a 29-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide (includes 3 coloring pages available for printing on our website), 3 interactive quizzes (Reading Comprehension, For Creative Minds, & Math Word Problems), a page of Related Websites (linked with parent gate) for further study, and a short trailer.
There is also an optional login feature (on the navbar with parent gate) so that you can view If You Were A Parrot on your computers (login through our homepage), androids (new App available in March), and other devices). The login also enables eBook access though our free Fun eReader App and consolidation with other Arbordale titles.