Earl the Squirrel

Earl the Squirrel

By Don Freeman

Viking Books, Hardcover, 9780670060191, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2005

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Earl the Squirrel doesn t think of himself as spoiled, but his mother does. She decides it's high time Earl learns to find acorns for himself. There's only one problem he doesn t know where to look. Earl's friend Jill offers to help, but that's not what Earl's mother had in mind. So, wearing his bright red scarf, Earl sets off on his own for an action-packed acornfinding mission.
Striking black-and-white scratchboard art is accented by Earl's crimson scarf. The effect is classic, clean, and thoroughly recognizable as Don Freeman's signature style.

About the Author
Don Freeman began writing and illustrating childrens books in the 1940s. He was the award-winning author of many popular titles, including "Corduroy, Dandelion, Manuelo the Playing Mantis," and the Caldecott Honor book "Fly High, Fly Low." He died in 1978.

Praise For Earl the Squirrel

"Never before published, this breezy, droll tale…focuses on the rite of passage for an ingenious squirrel. Freeman serves up some laugh-out-loud images, as well as some affecting ones, in a tale well worthy of publication at last."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review