Give our feathered friend some colour

The Chipper drawing
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David Curwen, centre, hugs his mother with whom he wa sreunited. Completing the group is his brother Keith

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Hello there my friends and welcome to a dull and dreary Chipper Club page.

Ha ha, not really, my easily-fooled pals. The only thing grey and murky at the moment is the weather, so I thought I’d cheer you up with a typically fun and colourful page.

I know, I know it’s not looking very bright and beautiful at the moment (apart from my picture of course). But that’s where I need your help.

Once you’ve coloured in this parrot picture and sent it in, your favourite part of the newspaper is going to look very cheerful indeed.

And so will my kennel because, as you know, I like to put your masterpieces on the walls to brighten the place up.

Now as you know, parrots aren’t just fascinating creatures because they look pretty. They can talk too – you just have to teach them the words.

So when you send your pictures in, I’d also like you to tell me what you would teach your parrot to say.

No bad words please, my friends, that’s not funny. And if anyone has their bird saying ‘Chipper smells’ or ‘Chipper’s got fleas’ I’ll have a big sulk (and maybe just laugh a little bit).

I only have one or two of the pesky little leapers now you know, and that’s because they need a good home.

Anyway, that’s enough for this week. It’s time for you to start colouring.

Chip chip for now.

Chipper x