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Literature: The Ice-Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds
Look for one of these next time you go birdwatching.

Vanilla and Chocolate, lemon and lime.
The Ice-Cream Cone Coot is a treat anytime.

The Ice-Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds is a 1971 children's book by Arnold Lobel (who is most well known for the Frog and Toad series). It documents a number of strange fictitious birds that resemble mundane objects. These include the Dollarbill Dodo, a bird made out of a dollar; the Safecrossing Crow, a stop light, and of course, the eponymous Ice-Cream Cone Coot. It's beautifully illustrated and whimsical, but sadly out of print.

Tropes used in this work include:


How the Grinch Stole Christmas!Picture BooksKing Crow
The Hundred and One DalmatiansChildren's LiteratureIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Humanx CommonwealthLiterature of the 1970sIce Crown

alternative title(s): The Ice-Cream Cone Coot; The Ice Cream Cone Coot; The Ice-Cream Cone Coot And Other Rare Birds
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