animals, children

A Squirrel’s Story

A Squirrel's Story
Author: Jana Bommersbach
Illustrator: Jeff Yesh
Publisher: Little Five Star
Genre: Children / Animals
ISBN: 978-1-58985-252-5
Pages: 40
Price: $11.95

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Mama Squirrel is worried about the big, black cat roaming the neighborhood. He is intent on doing harm to her and her babies, so she needs a safe place for a nest. Normally, squirrels don’t use birdhouses, but a wood duck house suits her purposes just fine. Soon she and her two little ones, Sally and Sammy, are safe inside.

Mama takes good care of her children, and they begin to ask what’s outside their nest. Sally is ready to explore, but Sammy is more timid, and Mama worries he may have trouble adjusting once he’s living on his own. Mama encourages him, and Sammy finally ventures out into the world.

Told from Mama Squirrel’s perspective, A Squirrel’s Story is a cute story based on an actual squirrel family. There is also a curriculum guide and activities provided for classroom use.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

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