NUTS TO YOU! by Lois Ehlert

NUTS TO YOU!

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another handsome book from an innovative graphic designer and Caldecott Honor Medalist. Spritely (if unexceptional) verse describes an inquisitive squirrel venturing from tree to birdfeeder to window box ("He's in the flowers, / he's really bad. / He's digging up bulbs. / My mom is mad!") and through a torn screen into the narrator's apartment--from which he's lured out again with peanuts on the sidewalk. The main event here is the vibrant, boldly stylized art: the gray squirrel is silhouetted against the building's richly dappled and shadowed red brick, festooned with flowers. Each species--potted fuchsia, sturdy dandelion, house finch, or ladybug--is discretely captioned; additional information on squirrels appears at the end. A delightfully playful touch: the title page and CIP, cropped to little more than an inch, are hidden on the verso of two strips of the squirrel tree's bark. (Picture book. 3-8)
Pub Date: March 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-15-257647-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




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