Amusing events occur when Arturo, the parrot who works in a shoe store, fits the other birds with new shoes
In this children's story by one of America's most celebrated postwar novelists, a parrot named Arturo, who works in a shoe store, overhears a boy declaring that "Shoes are for the birds." As any good parrot would, he begins to repeat this phrase over and over until gossip spreads--via several of his friends who are passenger pigeons--that a bird party is to be held at the store. When whole formations show up the next day, Arturo lets them help themselves to whatever they like.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Literary Criticism