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