Always Blue for Chicu
"This heart-warming and delightful story will intrigue and interest children while it charms their parents. It is a pleasure to see a children’s picture book that is exciting and amazing yet accessible and accurate. Always Blue for Chicu captures the life and spirit of this fascinating parrot and the saga of his finding a home with people who understand his needs."Joanna
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Chicu is a wild parrot, captured in his native land, and shuttled from home to home until he finally finds happiness with those who respect him for who he is. While the theme could have possibly been downbeat and depressing in another's hands, Dugan skillfully blends humor and wildly colorful characters throughout the story, and the appealing illustrations just add to the merriment. Adults and ...more
This heartwarming story about Chicu the parrot also skillfully blends in factual information about where the parrots who become our pets come from, and how they should be treated. A bonus section at the back details how to care for parrots.
Younger children who know their colors, are encouraged to participate in the text each time the word "blue" appears it is as a dot of color rather than a word.
The illustrations are detailed and expressive, exuding warmth and ...more