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Those Darn Squirrels!

Cover: 'Those Darn Squirrels!'

Staff Review: "Those Darn Squirrels!" by Adam Rubin


This is a very cute and relatable children’s book that tells the story of a grumpy and sometimes lonely old man. Mr. Fookwire has interactions with the neighborhood squirrels as they attempt to stock up their winter food supply from his birdfeeders.  The only thing Mr. Fookwire likes is painting pictures of the birds that visit his yard, but those darn squirrels are always devising a plan to empty out the birdfeeders.  This is man vs. critter in a battle of wits to see who will ultimately have control of the feeders.  In the end, Mr. Fookwire and the squirrels come together to make each other happy. 

This was such a fun book to read and the illustrations brought a squirrel’s life to a whole new level.  I highly recommend this children’s book to children and to adults who want a good laugh.

Audience: children | Genre: picture book

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