Inspired by “Snowball”, the dancing cockatoo-
Despite his success, Montgomery [ed. The book’s principle author] said, she was saddened to learn that Snowball and so many other birds have been given up because the pet owners initially didn’t understand the commitment required to care for such a complex creature.
She decided to write “Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo” to raise awareness among children about the issue.
“Kids, I think, can be very good stewards of animals” and are very often the best way to pass information to adults, she said. –From the Union Leader online edition, May 18th article, Hancock Trio creates book to help rescue pet birds