Bold, bright colors against white space depict the familiarly fiendish family’s third installment in a very familiar scenario, one that offers gentle guidance to caregivers as well as affirmation and inspiration to children. Imaginative play leads to inventive solutions in this sweet sibling tale.
The story speaks specifically to the creativity of city children in their pursuit of interactions with nature, and the economy of language is impressive. There is a lot of plot and story squeezed into this picture book. And may we all just celebrate the gorgeous and perfect fact that Natalie finds a wild squirrel and names it Squilliam? Delightful.