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NUTS TO YOU

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Perkins
Author's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lynne Rae
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Perkins
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2014

A squirrel scooped up by a hawk manages to trick the hawk into dropping him and thus begins his eventful journey home. Accompanied by charming line drawings that bring the characters to life, this clever and amusing adventure is told from the squirrel’s perspective.

Comments

 MEETING NOTES FOR NOVEMBER

 MEETING NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 21

POSITIVE COMMENTS

  • Great perspective of the squirrel.
  • Enough of a story to be entertaining without being heavy handed.
  • Humor and lovely language.
  • Squirrels being squirrels.
  • Creating a game is a kid-friendly solution.
  • Footnotes are well done.
  • Also a subtle story about color.

OBSERVATIONS

  • Illustrations help clarify a lot of things from the squirrels point of view.

CONCERNS

  • Some had a hard time suspending disbelief.
  • Too didactic in ways.
  • Too much after the end. Epilogues felt like they were things that didn't fit into the story.

 MEETING NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER

 MEETING NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 26

  • Needs more readers for discussion.