Ol' Mama Squirrel
Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein’s lively tale is a fantastic read-aloud, and feisty Mama Squirrel will have fierce mamas everywhere applauding!
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* “As he did in Interrupting Chicken and Pouch!, Stein again shows his skill at finding laughs in commonplace situations. . . . All-too-real vignettes of the angry squirrel’s arched eyebrows and waving fists are funny all by themselves. . . . The book gallops along without pausing for breath, and there’s something deeply gratifying about the story of a mother whose perfect confidence assures that her children will always be safe. Yet Stein makes it possible to sympathize with the victims, too. . . . A rousing and rowdy readaloud.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Reminiscent of the little fishes’ triumph in Leo Lionni’s Swimmy. . . . Kids will go nuts for this title . . . one can only imagine that Stein’s Little Chicken from his Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken would love it, too, given its focus on keeping little ones safe. This effervescent tale brims with humor and vibrant characterization.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Lively, loose, gestural drawings. . . . Human parents will admire [Mama’s] singleness of purpose, and youngsters will chuckle at the way she challenges danger with a familiar wag of a finger, raised eyebrow, and fierce hands-on-hips stance that lets us all know, ‘And that takes care of that!’” — The Horn Book
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