(From the publisher):
Abby and Tess are expecting a new addition to the family…not the pet they've been longing for, but a baby! Luckily, a pet-sitting opportunity comes up to help take their minds off the baby-mania at home. The girls are invited to take part in an Animal-Assisted Activity therapy program, which uses animal-human interaction to restore people to good health. With the help of a talkative African gray parrot named Chiku, Abby and Tess try to draw a little boy out of his silence. But the boy refuses to speak, and Chiku and Tess do not get a long at all! Will Abby be able to keep the peace? Or will all her hard work go to the birds?
Original title: Parrots Don't Make House Calls
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction
- Illustrated by Marisol Sarrazin