Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596435087, 28pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2010
Beautiful watercolor paintings add rich layers of mood and feeling to an old Scottish poem, depicting a squirrel family spending the day together waking, playing, and nestling down to sleep under the eye of watchful parent. An eye-catching die-cut cover and a size perfect for small hands make an irresistible gift for mothers, fathers, and families on any occasion.
“This small, square book, just the size for tiny hands to hold, features a die-cut cover that offers an appealing glimpse into the adventure that lies ahead.” —The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
“A die-cut front cover provides an inviting gateway to an idyll that will tempt viewers to linger.” –Starred, Kirkus Reviews
“The brevity and calmness of the words make this a good just-one-more book at bedtime, and the depictions of the circle of family love and the cycle of the day will inspire many just-one-more kisses before the lights go out.” –Booklist
“A gorgeous play of light carefully tends to the day’s progression, alternating wordless scenes with those accompanied by a single line of text. The variety of perspectives adds to the depth of this small book’s paintings, which honor the Scottish author’s verse” –School Library Journal