Earl The Squirrel

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Viking, Aug 25, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
26 Reviews
For more information about the book and Don Freeman, please visit www.donfreeman.info.

Earl the Squirrel doesn't think of himself as spoiled, but his mother does. She decides it's high time Earl learns to find acorns for himself. There's only one problem--he doesn't know where to look. Earl's friend Jill offers to help, but that's not what Earl's mother had in mind. So, wearing his bright red scarf, Earl sets off on his own for an action-packed acornfinding mission.
Striking black-and-white scratchboard art is accented by Earl's crimson scarf. The effect is classic, clean, and thoroughly recognizable as Don Freeman's signature style.

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Sweet story, beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
cute story, great illustrations - Goodreads
Sweet story and darling illustrations. - Goodreads
The etching illustrations are wonderful as well. - Goodreads
Loved the scratch board illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I laughed out loud and so did my 14 yo son. I can't imagine why it wasn't published back when every lucky child knew Corduroy. My son especially wanted me to say the artwork is special. Read full review

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User Review  - Aletheia Ubben - Goodreads

Charming book although the story is a bit meandering. The illustrations capture squirrel-ness very well, and there are lots of interesting verbs. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Don Freeman began writing and illustrating childrens books in the 1940s. He was the award-winning author of many popular titles, including "Corduroy, Dandelion, Manuelo the Playing Mantis," and the Caldecott Honor book "Fly High, Fly Low." He died in 1978.