Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird, A True Story

By Stephanie Spinner
Illustrators Illustrated by Meilo So Edition

Library edition with trade jacket added

Publisher Random House Imprint Knopf ISBN


Awards and Honors NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K—12: 2013

Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird, A True Story

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Scientists studying animal communication in the 1970s thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature. Alex, an African grey parrot, proved them wrong. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations were created with color ink, watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils.
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