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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

Review
By Thaddeus Andracki, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The book is notable for its parallel treatment of both social and ecological histories, and it does so in engaging and descriptive prose—hardly a page goes by without the refrain of the parrots’ call (Iguaca!). The paper and fabric collage illustrations are lush with texture, using fine detail to show off the lush landscape and dramatic unfolding of events, and the book’s vertical format highlights the flight of the birds over Puerto Rico.