HENRIETTA'S FIRST WINTER by Rob Lewis

HENRIETTA'S FIRST WINTER

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Henrietta, a chipmunk, lives in a forest hole well equipped with diminutive furniture: a chair made of a bent can, pins as fire tools, etc. Three times she gathers provisions for the winter, but once they're washed away in a flood; next they're eaten by smaller creatures; and finally the friends who help her make a new collection also eat it. Discouraged, Henrietta sleeps--and wakes to find it's spring. Lewis' attractive, dappled style and subtle use of color recall Burningham's work. Henrietta's domestic arrangements are charming; her joyful surprise when she realizes that she has hibernated neatly rounds this well-shaped tale.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux