Author: Matt Adrian
Publication Information: The Mincing Mockingbird, Inc., 2012
Library of Congress Classification: PN6231.B46
Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Birds in art—Catalogs
The Mincing Mockingbird returns! Actually, this book came out before the other two, but this is the first time I’ve seen it.
This time, Matt Adrian write a book for “anyone to quickly identify psychotic, violent or mentally unstable bird species.” As usual, Adrian’s paintings of birds are accompanied by crazy things the birds seem to be saying from the way they look. There are some entries for birds that go on for a page or more.
There are two entires that I spotted for owls, which made me happy. Of course what’s written about owls is not complementary, but a study in the owl psyche. Like other birds, owls cannot be trusted.
New paintings come to Whimsies, which carries the book as well as the paintings. I was told by Karen that Adrian never does the same paintings; he doesn’t have a set number of this or that bird on hand, he just paints. Apparently, he hasn’t painted any owls lately. The last shipment had two or three different owls in it, so I should have bought then.
So if you like twisted humor and birds, this book is for you.