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The Most Unusual Pet Ever, Henry our Great Blue Heron and his adventures

2nd Edition

Sondra Perry and Janice Byer

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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.50" x 11.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-62652-432-3
  • Publication Date: 2014-02-04
  • Jabberwocky Books

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The Most Unusual Pet Ever, Henry our Great Blue Heron and his adventures

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A funny and heartwarming story that also happens to be true. It all began with a visit of a Great Blue Heron to the author's backyard. Henry the Heron is a wild bird that has also become a pet, a very unusual pet to be sure. You cannot pet him, or put him on a leash and take him for a walk, or bring him inside the house to sleep next to you at night. But this wonderful bird has brought such joy into the lives of many over the last ten years that he has continued visiting the author's backyard. This is a true story of friendship with nature and reminds us all of the wonders of nature that surround us, we just need to pay attention.

Illustrated by Janice Byer


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Children of all ages will love this book. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, Sondra Perry masterfully creates pictures with her words as we follow the true adventures that all started one day with a visit of a Great Blue Heron to the author's backyard. With well-crafted prose appropriate for children, Perry's book takes us on an educational journey of suspense, surprise, and the values of kindness, love, and caring, that truly matter in life.— Jim Ott, News columnist, English professor, former CEO, and host of "In A Word," Tri-Valley Community Television's show about books and authors.

Sondra Perry

Sondra Perry lives in San Ramon, California, with her husband Lance, and Henry, a great blue heron who has been visiting for over twelve years. Her first book, The Most Unusual Pet Ever: Henry Our Great Blue Heron and His Adventures, is the true story of meeting Henry the Heron, and their continued friendship. Sondra’s second book, (first in the Kids Carrots Book Series), Baby Carrots, was released in 2014. This is the second book in the series. Look for the third book, Kids Carrots, out in 2018. Sondra is available for fun and educational readings and presentations to groups of all ages. You can reach her at sondraperry@comcast.net

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Janice Byer

Janice Byer is an award-winning Fine Artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area, active in watercolor, oil, and pastel. She has received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, with drawing as her major. As a children's book illustrator, Janice's style is soft, sensitive and delightfully charming.

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