Those Darn Squirrels!

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Little ones and grown-ups will giggle through multiple reads of Those Darn Squirrels!

From the creators of Dragons Love Tacos comes the story of what happens when a grumpy old man and some mischievous squirrels match wits--with hilarious results.

Old Man Fookwire is a grump. The only thing he likes to do is paint pictures of the birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely.

So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful bird feeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates--until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that completely charms the old grump.

The three funny picture books in this series from Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri:

    Those Darn SquirrelsThose Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next DoorThose Darn Squirrels Fly South

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

Fun, but not as good as Secret Pizza Party or Dragons Love Tacos. I'll have to read it to my niece to gauge her reaction, but I didn't find it nearly as funny as the other two. It seems to be their first book, though, so they're obviously improving as they go. Read full review

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Love it was unable to locate it at the Barnes& k Noble Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Adam Rubin is a creative director for a digital advertising agency in New York City and the author of critically acclaimed picture books, including three Those Darn Squirrels titles. All of them have been illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. To learn more, visit

Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated many books for children, including the Those Darn Squirrels books and Dragons Love Tacos in collaboration with author Adam Rubin. To learn more, visit

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