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|Squirrels leap, squirrels sleep|
Author: Sayre, April Pulley
Squirrels wrestle, climb, and sleep in a celebration of these fascinating animals.
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.60
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 70022
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2016 Squirrels—red, gray, flying! Collaborators Sayre and Jenkins (including Woodpecker Wham!, 2015) present these familiar animals acting in ways children might have seen out their living room windows. The frenetic activities that mark squirrel behavior roll into pithy observations of how they use their parts (“Nose for sniffing. / Jaws to chew”), how they gather food, and the way they make nests. Each spread features four lines of text, with plenty of action words, illustrated by Jenkins’ cut-and-torn-paper collages, which have plenty of movement of their own. Alternating big, bushy-tailed squirrels with smaller portraits that accent close-ups of behavior, the squirrels often look their observers right in the eye, just as in real life. Jenkins has taken a few liberties with squirrel colors (purple?), and in one line, Sayre asks, “Can you guess what squirrels think?” These embellishments add a fanciful touch to a fact-filled book. The very informative afterword fills out the details of squirrel behavior and supplies plenty of information about how trees help squirrels and vice versa. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.