|Apple of my pie (Norma and Belly book)|
Author: Song, Mika
When local park fixture (and spy-master) Pops gets squirrel-napped, it's up to Norma, Belly, and their friend little B to save him! In graphic novel format.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/15/21)
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Booklist - 06/01/2021 Squirrels Norma and Belly are back for another snack-driven adventure, this time joined by their peanut-sized pal, Little Bee. What begins as a normal trip to the farmer’s market by Little Bee and Gramps goes unexpectedly awry when a tumbling pile of apples knocks Gramps into a crate destined for Crunchy Acres Apple Farm. Gramps, who has been contemplating a move to the country, is quite pleased with the situation, but Little Bee panics and races to see Norma and Belly in order to stage a rescue. Song’s breezy artwork is a perfect match for this adventure’s short chapters and fast pace. Lightly applied watercolors brighten scenes loosely lined in sumi ink and pencil, and the pages, divided between two and four panels, should be easily managed by new and emergent readers. At first glance, what appears to be a quaint farm turns out to be a highly mechanized operation, equipped with conveyor belts, chutes, sharp objects, and pie assembly, all of which form a hilarious (and tasty) obstacle course for the city squirrels. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.