The book explains behavioral modification, how it works, and how to apply it in specific situations. Case studies and an examination of pertinent issues add considerable interest to the text.
Author: Bonnie Munro Doane
Publisher: Howell Book House
My Parrot, My Friend is a straightforward book that addresses a growing need for parrot owners and their birds. When difficulties develop in the home, or a clash in avian and human natures makes for unhappy birds and angry owners, many times the sad consequence is painful termination of what could have been a long-term, joyful relationship. Happily, there is an effective remedy and it lies in a program of behavior modification. That program is fully detailed in this well-written, wonderfully detailed text. In addition, the text helps readers to find the right bird so problems can be sidestepped altogether, and it explains which birds not to consider and why. My Parrot, My Friend shows how parrots grow and develop, and how behavioral problems can start. The book explains behavioral modification, how it works, and how to apply it in specific situations. Case studies and an examination of pertinent issues add considerable interest to the text. These and other special features make this one of the most indispensable reference books you will ever use. My Parrot, My Friend is the first book to approach the subject in such depth for the lay reader. It will make a significant difference in how pet owners view and relate to their birds and will point the way to happy endings where once there were none.
A Story for Beginning Readers Monica Pierrazzi Mitri, My best friend. Other “My best friend” digital books My Best Friend, the Cat My Best Friend, ...
Author: Monica Pierrazzi Mitri
Age : 6-8 years old Reading Level : 1st Grade - 3rd Grade Discover the funny and thrilling adventures of a little boy and his parrot ! Squawk is a tender and affectionate parrot, with a very strong character. He does not hesitate to imitate the telephone ring to make mum run, squeal when we switch the TV channel and spray water everywhere. This story of a unique relationship of 2 inseparable friends is a great for beginning readers. EXCERPT Today is my birthday and my parents are taking me to a family friend who breeds parrots. A little bird will be my gift. I have been collecting a lot of information about parrots over the past weeks and I feel that I’m now ready to take care of my pet. “Choose one nestling” the lady says to me “they are all so cute!” and she is right. They have a very big head and an even bigger beak and they look at me with wide open eyes. One little parrot has a funny feather peeping out from the back of his head. He looks funny and I decide he will come home with me. As I pick him up he opens his beak and emits a strange call “I like it, I’ll call you Squawk!” Featured books: • My Best Friend - The Dog • My Best Friend - The Cat • My Best Friend - The Pony
After a delightful interview with the editor , Walter Hines Page , in which ... The friend who was a little triste in leaving the parrot , detailed his many ...
Author: Jane Addams
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As one of the four members of the inner circle at Hull-House, Julia Lathrop played an instrumental role in the field of social reform for more than fifty years. Working tirelessly for women, children, immigrants and workers, she was the first head of the federal Children's Bureau, an ardent advocate of woman suffrage, and a cultural leader. She was also one of Jane Addams's best friends. My Friend, Julia Lathrop is Addams' lovingly rendered biography of a memorable colleague and confidant. The memoir reveals a great deal about the influence of Hull-House on the social and political history of the early twentieth century. An introduction by long-time Addams scholar Anne Firor Scott provides a broader account of women's work in voluntary associations.
My. Parrot. My. Parrot. PoemsforKids By My friend Barret will give me a parrot My friend Barret will give me a parrot But there is something that I need.
Author: Dorothy Czarnecki
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This first book of children's poetry is meant to be humorous and educational for the younger set, by a grandma who has become a poet since brain surgery 5 years ago, inspired by grandson Sebastian who loves to listen and learn.
Soon a swarm of birds arrived for a feed. They were mostly the multicoloured rosellas and the green and red mountain parrots clinging to the tray feeding.
Author: John Cooper
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Three disparate young men from different countries and backgrounds are fated to meet far from their homes. Trying circumstances draw them together in Australia and then Korea. Their paths mingle in a story that spans half the world in the latter half of the last century. The women in their lives are as different as the backgrounds from which the three men come.
My dear thin friend once had an African gray parrot. If one knows a little about these amazing animals, the firstrule is bonding.
Author: Shannon Callahan
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Since the beginning of time, women have gone to great lengths to groom their most prized asset: their hair. Shannon Callahan, whose flaxen hair transformed into an unruly mop during puberty, was left to fend for herself during an era when girls dutifully mimicked the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle in order to receive much-needed acceptance in the halls of school. Callahan begins by sharing how she embarked on a battle against the forces of a wild mane, beginning with adolescence when she avoided mirrors like the plague, bent her frizzy locks into submission with a blow dryer, and faked confidence in front of boys. As she matured and bypassed the blow dryer for rollers, Callahan provides a glimpse into the insecurities that accompanied her foray into womanhood that included comparing her body with famous models and attempting communication with the opposite sex. But as Callahan poignantly describes, it was only after a series of challenging events that she was finally led to a Jewish hair stylist and a new beginning. My Hair Stylist Is Jewish, I Am a Shiksa, and We Are Sisters shares the touching yet amusing story of a woman’s struggle with her hair through a lifetime of styling challenges as she transforms from an insecure girl to a confident woman who happily accepts herself just as she is.
At that point, my friend was so frustrated that he threw the parrot into the freezer. For the first few seconds the parrot made a terrible amount of noise ...
Author: Jack White
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Malady of Art: FEAR is one of Jack White's most powerful art marketing books. He grabs fear by the neck, giving it a good choking. More artists are held back by fear than any other obstacle. Claim victory over your apprehension. Read Malady of Art: FEAR and you will have a good grasp on how to deal with trepidation in your life, opening the door to success in your art career.
So much had happened, since the first time we'd stood there as a group, the seven of us, Homer, ... the moaning of crows, the faraway scream of a parrot.
Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The author of A Killing Frost continues his bestselling series. “Marsden’s style is as surefooted as his independent band of teens.”—School Library Journal Ellie and her friends had been rescued. Airlifted out of their own country to the safe haven of New Zealand, they’d arrived burnt and injured and shocked, with broken bones, and scars inside and out. They did not want to go back. But five months later the war is not over, the nightmares continue, and there are two compelling reasons for them to return: a planned sabotage of the air base in Wirrawee and, most important, the families they left behind. In this episode of the tale begun in Tomorrow, When the War Began and continued in The Dead of Night and A Killing Frost, John Marsden takes us back to Hell, the outpost for a group of teens in a war-ravaged country. “Ellie is a solid narrator whose no-nonsense approach to love, war, and friendship makes her an unusual and impressive female protagonist. A personalized war novel that is apocalyptic yet open-ended enough for another sequel, Darkness benefits from not being limited to fitting into any one genre, but satisfactorily including aspects of several.”—Booklist “Contains as much riveting suspense and cliffhanger chapter endings as the first three.”—The Horn Book
They have more quirks – odd habits picked up over a lifetime. They can be tricky to deal with.' He waffles on then about age categories and stafftobird ...
Author: Cliff McNish
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When her gran dies, Jess inherits Twigs - a talking cockatoo! Huge and hilarious, Twigs is Jess's best friend and, now she's starting at a new school, Jess needs a friend more than ever. But - Squawwwwk! - Twigs is noisy, and he's pushing Jess's dad to breaking point. Jess promised her gran she'd take care of Twigs, but can she make the new friends she needs to save the bird she loves? A heartwarming new story about the power of friendship from the author of GOING HOME, Cliff McNish.
Sometimes I wish I were a bird. Did you ever wish to be a bird or some other animal? Sincerely, George Masson P.S. My friend Lester has a parrot that knows ...
Author: Kate Banks
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Eleven-year-old George has a dog, Bart, who seems to know everything about him-from when he is feeling sad to when he will arrive home from school. George's new neighbor and classmate, Lester, also has a dog, Bill Gates, and Lester thinks he is the smartest animal in the world. When their teacher assigns a school science project about animal behavior, George and Lester decide to conduct an experiment based on the world-famous Rupert Sheldrake's experiments about dogs. George even has an email exchange with Dr. Sheldrake to help him with the project-and he and Lester soon find out that, through a few simple experiments, kids can make scientific discoveries, too. This middle-grade boys and dogs story is inspired by Rupert Sheldrake's bestselling adult novel. Dogs that Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home.
When my friends announced they would be getting married, I knew precisely what ... My friend had neglected to mention that he had one other pet – a parrot ...
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Booted out of school for trying to set fire to a teacher’s desk, Graham Taylor became a roadie for the Sex Pistols and other punk rock bands. It’s unlikely that someone savoring a life of sex, drugs, and rock music would end up on a police force, but it happened. After a decade on the force, Taylor was attacked and beaten, and his injuries forced him out of service. So Taylor topped one surprise twist in his life with another: he became an Anglican priest. Assigned to a church on the northeast coast of England, Taylor delved into the fascinating history of the region—tales of smugglers, storms at sea and people lost out on the moors. This curiosity would propel him in yet another new direction, as the landscape started to inspire him with ideas for settings and stories of his own. When he gave a speech about his concern over a growing occult presence in children’s literature, someone asked Taylor why he didn’t write a children’s book himself. The seed was planted, and soon Taylor was hard at work on Shadowmancer, a breathtaking tale of the battle between good and evil. It was a safe bet that when Taylor sold his motorcycle to print his first novel, the self-published book would sell only to friends and relatives. But once again, Taylor’s course roared away from the predictable. Shadowmancer rocketed to the top of the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic. But then, what had been predictable about Taylor’s life? Laced with humor and filled with incredible twists and turns, the life story of G. P. Taylor is equal to the plot of any one of his bestselling novels. This entertaining, inspiring, and engaging autobiography is a book you won’t want to put down.
The door is opened by a wild-looking middle-aged woman with a parrot on her shoulder. ... WOMAN: (Indicating parrot) My oldest friend is Tamburlaine.
Author: Tom Stoppard
Publisher: Faber & Faber
This third collection of plays by Tom Stoppard contains his television plays, written between 1965 and 1984. They show that Stoppard's writing for the small screen is comparable to his more celebrated stage work, as the masterly Professional Foul demonstrates. In his introduction the author briefly describes how the individual pieces came to be written and the circumstances of their original production.
The voice was a little louder this time, and again, the parrot asked the same question ... My son ...” “Papaji, the bird is my friend. Don't hurt my friend.
Author: Betsey Woodman
Publisher: Random House India
In the first of a charming series, we meet Jana Bibi, who has inherited her grandfather’s house in a quaint hill station in India. Casting aside the conventions of her upper-crust upbringing, Janet (Jana) Laird moves with her chatty parrot, Mr. Ganguly, and her loyal housekeeper, Mary, to Hamara Nagar, a town where the local merchants are philosophers, the chief of police is a bully, and a bagpipe-playing Gurkha keeps wild monkeys at bay. Settling in, Jana meets the town’s colorful local characters who gather at the Why Not? tea shop—the contemplative darzi who struggles with his business and family; a kindly shopkeeper whose shop is bursting at the seams with objects of unknown provenance; a newspaper editor who burns the midnight oil at his printing press; a tyrannical head of police who rules with an iron hand; and a young man with a golden voice, who wants to be a singer in the movies. When word gets out that a new government dam will flood the little hill station, forcing everyone to move and start over, Jana is enlisted to save the community. Will Hamara Nagar survive? With some luck and Mr. Ganguly the fortune-telling parrot, the townspeople may have fate on their side.
Release on 2005-09-30 | by Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi
I went downstairs feeling content, wishing to hear the rest of my friend's tragedy; I found him lying on his bed, entertaining himself by reading a book.
Author: Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
David Frye's abridgment of his 2003 translation of The Mangy Parrot captures all of the narrative drive, literary innovation, and biting social commentary that established Lizardi's comic masterpiece as the Don Quixote of Latin America.
long on a stove is dangerous—if heated above 530 degrees Fahrenheit, the fumes are deadly. ... I wept as my friend Ron (whose own baby parrot, years later, ...
Author: Joanna Burger
“Birds are my passion,” says Joanna Burger, “but parrots are my weakness.” Fifteen years ago, when se adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-six year old parrot named Tiko, she entered on of the most complex relationships of her life. Sullen and hostile when he entered Dr. Burger’s home, Tiko gradually warmed as she carefully persuaded him of her good intentions. Eventually he courted her, building nests inside household furniture during mating season and trying to coax her into them. He nursed her vigilantly through a bout with Lyme disease, regularly preening each strand of hair on the pillow as she slept. For a while he even fought her husband for her attentions, but eventually theirs became a relationship of deep mutual trust. The Parrot Who Owns Me is also the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular (America’s third most commonly owned pet, after cats and dogs). Woven into the narrative are insights and fascinating revelations from Joanna Burger’s work — not only about parrots, but about what it means to be human. By turns delightful, hilarious, touching, and enlightening, The Parrot Who Owns Me introduces us to an unforgettable bird and his human companion, whose friendships tells us much about ourselves.
'Imagine a parrot sitting on your shoulder, as your positive friend telling you you'll be okay.' I think on these words a lot over the next few days.
Author: Jo Rainbow
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
DescriptionThis book explains the complex nature of self-injury from a survivor's perspective. This is written from the heart not from a medical background. Professional views on the benefits of group work and art therapy are included. About the AuthorHaving survived for twenty years by using self-injury I want to share my hope for a brighter future. Today, thanks to a lot of support I have chosen to live. My aim is to share the things that have helped me break free from self-injury.