~Written by Kay Magnus
~Illustrated by Maurice Calloway, III
Darla and Mickey's first adventure outside of their birdcage will lead them to the neighborhood of Olive Tree's famous bird fountain, and with the aid of the mysterious crow named Archie getting there will be a breeze...or does the clever crow have something else up his sleeve?
The first installment in the unique chapter book series hosts beautiful full color illustrations speckled throughout to provide a truly entertaining experience for beginning chapter book readers and above. (Amazon)
The Adventures of Darla & Mickey: The Bird Fountain is the bright and humorous story of two parakeets and their journey outside the safety of their birdcage.
Darla and Mickey are siblings and seem to disagree more times than not. Their owner, a little girl named, Twila finds their constant squabbling amusing. One area they can never seem to agree on is leaving their cage. Darla longs to fly free, if just for a short time, but Mickey thinks she's out of her mind. So, when a neighborhood crow offers them freedom Darla jumps at the chance and Mickey reluctantly follows. But, was it all just a trick?
The Adventures of Darla & Mickey: The Bird Fountain is a lively early chapter book with silly illustrations which enhance the playful nature of the story. The story also conveys an important message about helping others and learning to step outside your comfort zone once in awhile to try something new.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.