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The Shoe Bird

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Amusing events occur when Arturo, the parrot who works in a shoe store, fits the other birds with new shoes.
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by University Press of Mississippi (first published 1964)
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This silly little chapter book is cheerful to read and even better to read aloud! The main character is a parrot who repeats everything he hears ("If you hear it, tell it") , and this habit sets events in motion that end up snowballing into a crazy party. Over the course of the night, he learns to think for himself instead of just repeat what he hears, and all the birds learn to value their special gifts. I recommend this book to everyone from 5 to 105... although I feel that some of the word pl ...more
Quirky, odd and charming! Arturo is a parrot working in a shoe store. His motto is "If you hear it, tell it." so when he hears "Shoes are for the birds!"... soon the shop is full of birds, all waiting for their shoes and chaos erupts! Originally written in 1964 this is (sadly) Welty's only book for children.
Patricia Vermillion
I just love Eudora Welty choice of words.
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Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Her book The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 and she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a sig
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