Monday, November 3, 2014

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Nuts to You!

Nuts to you by Lynne Rae Perkins book cover chapter bookNuts to You!
by Lynne Rae Perkins
Greenwillow Books (Aug. 26, 2014)
Chapter book (Adventure)

A squirrel trades a story for a taste of peanut butter and weaves a yarn about Jed, a squirrel who’s carried off by a hawk, and the friends who rescue him.

Why You'll Love It:
  • Some deeper themes may prompt readers to question their interactions with the natural world.
  • Readers, especially animal lovers and the environmentally minded, will relish the squirrels' adventures, as well as Perkins's laugh-aloud illustrations and equally witty footnotes.
  • The squirrel POV includes clever wordplay: power lines are “buzzpaths,” for example.
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 3-6...and here are some 'squirrelebrations' on Perkins' website

What Else You Should Read:
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