What is really neat about this book is that Fran Smith is a local author who lives on Whidbey Island. We had a book signing last year before the Folkmanis African Grey Parrot was released and actually met Pierre. He lived up to our expectations!
Fran had come in earlier in the year and asked if we had an African Grey Parrot puppet. Sadly, we had to say no. Could Folkmanis make one? We gave her our long time contacts at Folkmanis to see if they might consider making one. And guess what, the parrot was in the works and they were happy to receive Fran's book and work with her on the parrot design. So, if you buy our African Grey Parrot Puppet, he surely must be named Pierre.