Article Title

Did You Eat the Parakeet


Nan Rao


Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Parakeet, girl, kitty

Document Type

Book Review


The little girl’s pet parakeet has gone missing and who else to blame but the family cat! The storybook starts out with a picture showing that the pet parakeet has happily flown out of its cage without the owner knowing. When the girl notices, she immediately wonders if her cat has simply enjoyed a budgie cuisine. As the book goes on, the little girl poses various questions to the family cat showing her disappointment and disapproval for what she thinks may have taken place. Finally, the cat shows its little owner that the parakeet is perched on her head all along! Much to her relief, the little girl realizes she had wrongfully blamed the cat but then quickly discovers that her pet mouse is now “missing.”