1. Why do you think Mr. Potter's parents never
allowed him to enter a pet shop?
Possible Answer: I think Mr. Potter's parents were afraid of
him wanting a pet. There could be many reasons for this.
Maybe someone in the family was allergic to pets or someone was afraid
of animals. Whatever the reason was it might have been alright
when he was just a little kid, but when he got older I think it was
pretty stupid of him to still listen to his parents. Adults should
make their own decisions.
2. Why do you think Mr. Potter chose the mynah
bird instead of another pet?
Possible Answer: I think he chose the mynah bird because he was
very fascinated by it. It caught his attention as soon as he
walked into the pet shop.
3. Make a list of words that describe what kind
of person you think Mr. Potter is?
Possible Answer: afraid, friendless, alone, quiet, trusting,
shy, timid, kind, honest
4. Do you believe Mr. Potter made the right
decision when he purchased the mynah bird? Explain.
Possible Answer: I do think he did make the right
decision. I hope as I read the book that the bird can teach Mr.
Potter something and Mr. Potter can learn something from the bird too.
5. Predict what you think will happen in Chapter
Possible Answer: I think Everest will fly back to the pet
shop. I also think Mr. Potter will go back to check if he is there
and get him back.