A rare bird indeed -- a sequel that is actually more enjoyable than its predecessor. Feisty, mute Rowena is a year older...

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A rare bird indeed -- a sequel that is actually more enjoyable than its predecessor. Feisty, mute Rowena is a year older than she was in BlabberMouth (see above). Her father has married her teacher, and they are expecting a baby. Ro is worried that when the baby is born, not mute, her father won't be interested in her anymore. When the bully Darryn abandons his silent pet cockatoo in favor of a poodle that barks all the time, Ro senses a kindred spirit and adopts the bird. As it turns out, this foul-tempered fowl can talk, with a vocabulary to match his temper. Rowena's vibrant personality and knack for finding trouble are even funnier this time around. Whether she's making a video on pet abuse, trying to enter Darryn in a dog show, or throwing a bowl of custard into an electric fan during a party, Ro succintly makes her thoughts and feelings known.

Pub Date: May 1, 1995

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 140

Publisher: Harcourt Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15, 1995