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Pardon Me!    by Daniel Miyares order for
Pardon Me!
by Daniel Miyares
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Daniel Miyares puts a humorous spin on a little bird who is sitting on what appears to be a projection sticking out of a pond. As you page through the book you'll notice other birds and some other critters join the little, green parrot where he is sitting. Each time a new arrival squeezes on the little island, the bird says, 'Pardon me.'

Eventually it is pretty crowded and then a fox comes along and attempts to tell the critters what they are actually sitting upon. While most of them quickly scatter, the parrot's response is, 'Well, pardon me, but this is my perch, and I don't care what you have to say! Now, leave me alone!'

Having now returned to his blissful state where he is the only creature sitting in this part of the swamp, the little bird seems quite satisfied with his situation. But, as you turn a few more pages you'll quickly discover that the parrot is not alone. In fact, he should have listened to the warning the fox gave.

The ending of this book may not be appropriate for all children, especially toddlers, but I think older youngsters will probably find it quite amusing and want to share it with their friends.

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