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You're Somebody Special, Walliwigs

by Joan Rankin

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Walliwigs was a special kind of bird and he was separated from his mother at a young age. He was then given a new mother that was a chicken, as he grew older he did not look like a chicken and the other birds began to tease him and his new chicken mother about his looks. Finally a scientist makes a visit to the chicken coop and discovers how special Walliwigs really was. So the scientist took Walliwigs to a place that takes care of endangered birds and Walliwigs writes his chicken mother a letter and tells her that he may be getting married soon. This book sends a great message of acceptance and fitting in with your peers. It also says that being different is okay. This is an important lesson to convey to children at a young age. This is a great book for the classroom. ( )
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Walliwigs's mother was a somewhat foolish parrot who made her nest on top of a steamship's funnel. One day, when she was off flying around, the ship sailed away and Walliwigs was discovered. He ended up with the aunt of the ship's cabin boy, who put him with her chickens. One of them -- Martha -- adopted him. Martha was very proud of Walliwigs as he grew and grew, even though the other hens made fun of him because he was so odd-looking. But Martha protested, saying, "He's very special!

When Dr. Beak, who lived next door, saw Walliwigs, he took him to the Institute of Ornithology. Poor Martha was heartbroken and inconsolable. But two weeks later, a letter came. Walliwigs was being given very special treatment because he had turned out to be an almost endangered species, a Great Black Cockatoo -- and as soon as a suitable bride could be found, he was to be married. Martha had always been right. He was very special!

This is a funny and touching story with equally amusing full-color pictures, a lively companion to Joan Rankin's earlier books, such as Wow! It's Great Being a Duck.

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Walliwigs, an orphaned parrot, finds a home with Martha the chicken who offers him maternal adoration and tireless protection from the contempt of the other chickens.

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