Text and pictures by the author -- and the sample we've seen indicates humor and story quality but shows nothing of the full color reproduction. Take those on faith. As for the story, it is the tale of a pet crow and the mischief he accomplished before he deserted his human friends for a mate and the wild life. He stole the glasses off the minister's nose, spilled coffee in callers' laps, annoyed the neighbors and generally created problems for Tommy, his boy friend. Really funny text in a true animal story. Large readable print for beginning readers.