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Author: McClurkan, Rob
When Squirrel goes after the perfect acorn, on foot, in a taxi, and even by pogo stick, one thing after another goes wrong.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 170607
Kirkus Reviews (-) (05/15/14)
School Library Journal (08/01/14)
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School Library Journal - 08/01/2014 PreS-Gr 2—Photoshop cartoons of urban life follow a toothy squirrel with a feather tail across the city in pursuit of a runaway acorn. The persistent rodent's title refrain punctuates his far-fetched challenges, from a taxi running out of gas to a truck that misguides him to Bucksnort, Tennessee. Despite being dressed as a doll at a party and having his boat spring a leak, fate rewards him. The "perfect acorn" lands in an enormous pile of nuts, turning his refrain from dismay to glee. The bounty, however, does not satisfy, for at the end, the Squirrel sees another "most delicious-looking" acorn bounce away. The flat drawings with minimal details reflect the quick pace of the morning cartoon-style story, which is appropriately speckled with onomatopoeia and brief asides by passing characters.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.