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A parrot with a penchant for rhyming transforms one boy’s day from humdrum to humdinger in this witty and fresh debut picture book!

When Doug opens a mysterious package, out pops an adorable parrot. His name is Otto, and he talks! Or rather, rhymes—magically! When Otto says, “mug” and then “pug” a mug and a puppy miraculously appear. But then the rhymes take a topsy-turvy turn and Doug’s life goes from everyday to extraordinary.

Photograph © Chad Thompson

Chad J. Thompson attended the Columbus College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida. For the next seven years, he worked on animated movies such as MulanLilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear. He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife and two young children.

Photograph © Chad Thompson

Chad J. Thompson attended the Columbus College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida. For the next seven years, he worked on animated movies such as MulanLilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear. He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife and two young children.

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