In this animal adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. It’s the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpy’s three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled. But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stumpy’s friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions’ adventures throughout.
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Review: Gooseberry ParkUser Review - Erin Fowler - Goodreads
Fun and heartwarming story about a lovable Labrador named Kona and a soon to be mother squirrel named Stumpy. When a really bad ice storm comes to town Kona tries to find a way to save Stumpy and her brand new babies. This is a really sweet story! Read full review
Review: Gooseberry ParkUser Review - Molly - Goodreads
It always boggled my mind (and still does) that this has never been adapted into an animated film. It's got it all: A very sweet, unlikely friendship, conflict that seems real, several goofy moments, and beautiful art. If a kid you know loves animals, they'll get a kick out of this. Read full review