Christopher Meets Buddy by Debra Shiveley Welch is a beautifully illustrated story about a young boy (Christopher) and his desire to have a bird for a pet.
The story is delightfully told from the search for the perfect bird to caring for and feeding of it once it becomes a member of the family. The enthusiasm of young Christopher was comical at times throughout the story and moved the story along at a good pace for younger readers. I especially liked the chapters with the gorgeous (watercolor) illustrations of the birds. It is breathtakingly beautiful artwork.
As a hobby farmer, I have ducks, chickens and turkeys - I love all animals whether furry or feathered and thoroughly enjoyed reading this wonderful children's book. I learned quite a bit about pet birds from the contents and would definitely recommend it to those who are considering bringing a pet bird into their home. It should also be recommended reading for children who want to have a pet bird, so that they can understand the time and responsibility that is involved.