This is a book about a hunch-backed, club-footed cockatiel named Lurch. Even though it is about the adventures of a bird, this is not a children's book. Indeed, some of Lurch's proclivities were decidedly "mature". As well, there is a chapter containing phrases in French and German, with translations, but of little interest to small children - though, I hope, amusing to adults. Thus, if you are under 13, slide this book back onto the shelf. If, however, you are over 13, put on your bifocals and enjoy!