Harcourt Brace and Company
When she rescues a mistreated cockatoo, mute Rowena finds herself in more trouble than usual, but her actions finally reveal her true concern, that her new mother's impending baby is a replacement for her because she isn't perfect.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Step parent; Physical disability; step mother; mute; mute child
father and step mother
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, Fiction
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 1995 Fiction
bird; bullying; baby sibling; cockatoo; pet; feelings; principal's office; sign language
Gleitzman, Morris, "Sticky Beak" (1995). Diverse Families. 1672.