Squirrel's Fun Day (Hardcover)

By Lisa Moser, Valeri Gorbachev (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763657260, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2013

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Got to go, got to go, got to go, go, go! The energetic Squirrel is eager to make sure his friends have fun in four charming new (mis)adventures.

Squirrel is busy, busy, busy — and determined to have a fun day! Mouse has cleaning to do, but it’s nothing that Squirrel’s frenetically helpful sweeping won’t take care of. Turtle may be too slow to run, run, run around the pond, but Squirrel has a rocky plan to help Turtle get across. And when Rabbit is reluctant to alter his grasseating routine, Squirrel’s comedic assistance makes for an unexpected adventure. Welcome back the funny, exhausting Squirrel and his ever-patient friends in a medley of stories perfectly suited for reading alone or reading aloud.


About the Author

Lisa Moser is the author of The Monster in the Backpack, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, and Kisses on the Wind, illustrated by Kathryn Brown, among other titles. She lives in Wisconsin.

Valeri Gorbachev is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Missing Chick and The Best Cat. He is also the illustrator of All for Pie, Pie for All and Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree, both by David Martin. Valeri Gorbachev lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For Squirrel's Fun Day

Lovable characters, accessible text, and fresh, spirited illustrations combine nicely here to create a story even the most reluctant readers are sure to enjoy.
—Kirkus Reviews

Gorbachev’s earth-toned ink-and-watercolor illustrations amplify the story’s buoyant humor and highlight the animals’ personalities... Ample art and Squirrel’s playfully repetitious speech tailor the story to emerging readers. True to life, there are some bumps in the road, but the feel-good ending cements this quartet’s friendship.
—Publishers Weekly

Squirrel’s repetitive speech patterns reinforce his character and give newer readers some relief decoding this fun-filled drama. The expressive pen-and-watercolor illustrations in varied layouts are perfectly placed with the text. A great, great, great addition to delight fans of Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad Are Friends (HarperCollins, 1970) and Wong Herbert Yee’s Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole (Houghton Mifflin, 2005).
—School Library Journal

...capture[s] the pleasures of a hectic, productive day and the exhilarating, if sometimes fraught, process of winning friends.
—The Wall Street Journal