Rowena Batts has enough problems in her life without adopting a crazy cockatoo. She's just splattered two hundred grown-ups with jelly and custard, and her dad's getting married to her teacher. But Sticky the cockatoo turns out to be just the friend she needs...There are three books about Rowena Batts-an extraordinary articulate girl who doesn't let a fact like not being able to speak stand in her way. They are Blabber Mouth, Sticky Beak and Gift of the Gab (Puffin).
Born in the UK, Morris Gleitzman emigrated to Australia with his family at the age of sixteen. His career took off as a screenwriter and a newspaper columnist, before he became a novelist. He has written a number of hugely successful children's books, including Two Weeks with the Queen, Misery Guts, Belly Flop and Worry Warts. Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak have been adapted for Channel 4 television, and won an International Emmy award in 1998.He lives in Melbourne and has two children.