Energetic Squirrel is eager to make sure his friends have fun in four charming (mis)adventures. Mouse has cleaning to do, Turtle is too slow to run around the pond, and Rabbit is reluctant to alter his grass-eating routine, but Squirrel’s comedic assistance always makes for 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 Squirrel’s Fun Day
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 (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.
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