Lorenzo is a green "watchbird" parrot who lives in a garden in Mexico and squawks everyone away from his family, even San Nicholas on Christmas eve. Lorenzo is always in the middle of any action. When Papa loses his wedding ring, and Mama, Ana and Diego can't find it, they turn to Lorenzo. Tony Johnston's lively, humorous story and Leo Politi's warm, authentic paintings make this a delightful chapter book.

Lorenzo, the Naughty Parrot 1992, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, San Diego, CA

ISBN-13: 9780152493509