Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot?

by Beryl Young

Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot tells the hilarious story of twin seven-year-olds who are given a talking parrot named Guapo. The clever bird can imitate voices, sirens, dogs and even the telephone. The twins love the noisy parrot but their parents do not. When nasty Auntie Pattie comes to visit she is disliked by everyone, including the excitable Guapo, and the children devise a clever plan to use Guapo to get rid of the unwanted guest. Young and old alike will enjoy the fun the children have with Guapo’s antics!

Beryl Young Author Biography

Beryl Young is the author of poems, stories and radio talks, the producer of music records for babies as well as the author of three children's books.

She was born in Saskatchewan and has lived in many places across Canada. She has been a writer-in-residence at Wallace Stegner House in Saskatchewan and with the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.

Her first fiction book Wishing Star Summer (2001) was on B.C. best-seller lists and received many award nominations. Her non-fiction book Charlie: a Home Child's Life in Canada(2009) has been short-listed for awards across Canada. Her newest book, Follow the Elephant was released in the spring of 2010.

Beryl lives in Vancouver and has three children and four grandchildren.

Jason Doll Illustrator Biography

Jason Doll is an award-winning cartoon animator and illustrator living in Manitoba. He is a Fine Arts graduate from the University of Manitoba. His first picture book Freddie’s Problem was shortlisted for the 2010 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award and selected for the 2011 Best Books for Kids & Teens publication.