Sticky Beak

Title

Sticky Beak

Publisher

Harcourt Brace and Company

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780152003661

Pages

140 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Step parent; Physical disability; step mother; mute; mute child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

father and step mother

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, Fiction
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 1995 Fiction

Keywords

bird; bullying; baby sibling; cockatoo; pet; feelings; principal's office; sign language

Diversity Impact

direct

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