Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door

Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door

By Adam Rubin; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547429229, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2011

All is calm in old man Fookwire's yard until new neighbors Little Old Lady Hu and her cat, Muffins move in next door. Muffins is one mean dude He terrorizes the birds, interrupts Fookwire's painting, and ties the squirrels tails together. Fookwire is upset, but not nearly as upset as the squirrels, who devise an ingenious plan to stop Muffins cold. In this hilarious follow-up to "Those Darn Squirrels ," the tongue-in-cheek text is perfectly complemented by the quirky, inventive illustrations.

About the Author
Adam Rubin has been involved in improv theater, and has appeared in several commercials, doing a flying somersault catch in a White Sox ad and falling off a roof for the Lotto. Formerly in advertising, he lives in New York City writing full time. Visit his website at

Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated eight books for children, including six critically acclaimed picture books in collaboration with author Adam Rubin. To learn more, visit

Praise For Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door

"Rubin's sly ironies and Salmieri's spare but deeply goofy aesthetic is child-friendly urbanity at its best. And those squirrels! Impish, beady-eyed, and never individuated, they steal the spotlight in every scene."—Publishers Weekly, starred review