Ol' Mama Squirrel

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
24 Reviews

Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein’s lively tale is a fantastic read-aloud, and feisty Mama Squirrel will have fierce mamas everywhere applauding!

Ol’ Mama Squirrel has raised lots of babies, and she knows just how to protect them. Whenever trouble comes nosing around, she springs into action with a determined “Chook, chook, chook!” and scares trouble away. Her bravery is put to the test, however, when a really big threat wanders into town and onto her tree. But no matter what, Mama’s not about to back down!


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The artwork is lively. - Goodreads
The ending is what kind of ruined it for me. - Goodreads
Great story--great illustrations. - Goodreads
The one thing I didn't like was the ending. - Goodreads
You will love the ending! - Goodreads
The illustrations done by Stein are just as great. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Camille Ryckman - Goodreads

Brief summary A mama squirrel protects her baby squirrels real and imagined danger. She has a distinct "chook, chook, chook" warning. Annotation Children will like the repetition of the "chook, chook ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

Ol' Mama Squirrel is very serious when it comes to protecting her babies. She'll scold anybody and anything. When a bear comes sniffing around and lets her know that he's not afraid of her one bit, Ol ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

David Ezra Stein (www.davidezra.com) received a Caldecott Honor for Interrupting Chicken and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for Leaves, which was also a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice and a School Library Journal Best Book. He also wrote and illustrated Love, MouserellaPouch!, The Nice Book andMonster Hug! He lives in Kew Gardens, New York. 

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