Girl Versus Squirrel (Hardcover)

By Hayley Barrett, Renée Andriani (Illustrator)

Margaret Ferguson Books, 9780823442515, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2020

List Price: 18.99*
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One resourceful girl. One determined squirrel. Great minds meet their match in this tale of persistence and learning that compromise can be a wonderful thing.

Pearl has built three bird feeders--one looks like a house, one looks like a tube, and one looks like a teacup because it is a teacup. After she fills the bird feeders she sits back to enjoy the show--until a squirrel scares the birds away and gobbles up all the peanuts in the teacup. This will never do and Pearl declares that girl versus squirrel is on. She raises the teacup higher and higher and finally builds an obstacle course to deter the squirrel. Does she succeed? Of course not--but Pearl learns that sometimes it is best--and can even be fun--to find a way to compromise.

A strong alliterative text and bold graphic art make this perfect for reading out loud.

About the Author

Hayley Barrett is the author of Babymoon illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal and What Miss Mitchell Saw illustrated by Diana Sudyka. She lives outside of Boston, MA.

Renee Andriani has illustrated over twenty-five books, including Bunny Romero's White House Adventure: The Whole Megillah! written by Margie Blumberg and A Gefilte Fishy Tale by Allison and Wayne Marks. She works as an illustrator of books and cards, and as a graphic recorder, drawing in real time for audiences! She lives in the Kansas City area.