RODENTS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
If you have been reading along for a while now, you may have noticed that I love it when things connect. I love finding similar themes in books and I especially love it when I can focus a whole week of reviews on this theme.
So, here it is! Squirrel Week! I have actually found (and read) 5 books with squirrels as the main characters. Ok, that's not entirely true. The one book out of this bunch that I was drooling to read, that kind of started me looking more closely at the rodents populating the pages of kid's literature, turned out to be a chipmunk and not a squirrel. But, he makes the cut anyway. Do you know which one of these cute furry guys is, if any, a chipmunk???
Be prepared, then, for books ranging in reading levels from 2 - 5 as well as my second graphic novel ever read!!!
Best picture book with a squirrel as the main character:
MERLE THE HIGH FLYING SQUIRREL
by the amazing BILL PEET!!
Tired of his tough life in the city, Merle takes of for greener pastures after hearing an old codger describe the giant Redwoods of Northern California.
Look for more on Bill Peet soon!