"That Quail Robert" by Margaret Stanger is a delightful book. It is a true story of a retired couple who find an abandoned quail egg and hatch it under a boudoir lamp on their kitchen counter. The quail grew up as a cherished & very willing member of it's human family. Robert also became quite a local star of sorts. Robert later turns out to be a 'Roberta' when she lays one perfect little egg. Robert's family tried to release her, but Robert chose to stay with his human family. It almost seems as if she knew she had to stay to teach her humans about love and life. Robert ends up deeply touching most any human whom she came upon.
Anyone that loves animals would enjoy this story. This book is also well suited for young readers, as well as adults. I laughed at all of Robert's little habits. Then I cried when she finally put her head under her wing and fell asleep for the last time.
This book will remain cherished in my book collection, hopefully to share with future generations.