Have you ever wondered why parrots copy human speech? Do they really know what they're saying? When Parrots Speak introduces young readers to these amazing birds and the secret to how and why they imitate words to sound like humans. Fun facts and colorful photographs further enhance the book to help tell the story of these "vocal learners." Also included are a Words to Know section to help students learn new vocabulary and a Further Reading section with books and websites to encourage them to explore the subject more deeply.