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September 20, 2013 / Leslie

Nubs: A Little Bird with a Big Story by Kristin Ludwig

Nubs: A Little Bird with a Big StoryA Delightful Children’s Book

Genre: Children / Picture Book
Publish Date: June 2013
Format: Paperback | 21 pages

Nubs is the true story of a handicapped parakeet rescued from the home of a bird hoarder, a delightful, heart-warming tale told from Nubs’ perspective.

In the fall of 2012 over 500 birds were found in a suburban Chicago home. Conditions in the home were not healthy for humans or birds and it was condemned. The birds were removed to an emergency shelter and local volunteers cared for them until they could be adopted into ‘forever homes’.

This is the same shelter from which I adopted Charlie, my lovebird. Although she was not part of the flock removed from the hoarder’s home – she had been given up by her family – I would not have found her had I not seen the news stories about Nubs’ flock. So, thank you Nubs!

No Unwanted BirdS

Author Kristin Ludwig was one of the volunteer workers at the shelter who adopted Nubs. He inspired her to form No Unwanted BirdS, a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to educates bird owners around the world on how to responsibly care for their birds. This book is their first project and 100% of the author’s excess revenue will support the ongoing care of Nubs’ flock, who now live at the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana.

NubsOnNewsNubs has his own facebook page and in true bird fashion, tweets on twitter. Nubs even made the local news where you can see a video of him and his story.

“Nubs’ story has important messages for us all: good things can come after bad, and every living thing deserves a fair chance at life. Nubs has no reason to trust humans, but he does. He has chosen, with whatever level of intelligence he possesses, to start again. We are so pleased to share his story, and invite you to ‘like’ our Nubs Facebook page to join us on our journey.” – Kristin Ludwig

Buy the Book

The book and Nubs T-shirts can be purchased directly from the Nubs Store.

This post will be linked to Kid Konnection, hosted every Saturday by Julie at Booking Mama.

Source: Purchased from No Unwanted BirdS.
© 2013 Under My Apple Tree. All rights reserved.



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  1. Suko / Sep 20 2013 3:12 pm

    This sounds so lovely, and so does the nonprofit organization.


  2. Beth Hoffman / Sep 20 2013 3:21 pm

    What a wonderful organization. I will be happy to support them!


  3. BermudaOnion / Sep 20 2013 7:17 pm

    I’d never heard of a bird hoarder before. I’m glad Nubs found a nice home!


  4. Louise / Sep 21 2013 5:05 pm

    What a sweet book. I’d never thought of bird horders either. I’ll try and search it out from here. I know that the rest of the world refers to those birds as parakeets, but to us they are budgerigars, and we typically would refer to them as budgies.


  5. bookingmama / Sep 27 2013 7:12 am

    Such a great cause! I had no idea things like this exist.


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