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Nuts to You

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.

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There's plenty here for little kids, big kids, and their parents to love. Author Lynne Rae Perkins effortlessly hooks the reader in the unfolding adventure, offering a number of clever asides and puns to crack up older readers and hilarious situations that will do the same for little ones. Her cute, clever illustrations are plentiful and bring the story to life for those who aren't quite reading yet -- and have lots of interesting detail, such as the side discussion of how a wolf's friends think he's a great guy, but squirrels, not so much.

As the brave young squirrels face many perils, readers will acquire interesting tidbits of scientific knowledge, such as the existence of a bird called the hairy woodpecker and the fact that it's an evolutionary advantage for plant seeds to have burrs that stick to animal fur.

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