Those Darn Squirrels!

Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri

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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 who only likes to paint pictures of 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 birdfeeders 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 charms the old grump.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547576817

  • ISBN-10: 0547576811

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 09/06/2011

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD680L
    • Guided Reading Level M
    • Reading Recovery Level 20

Adam Rubin
Author

Adam Rubin

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

Daniel Salmieri

Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated eight books for children, including six critically acclaimed picture books in collaboration with author Adam Rubin. To learn more, visit www.danielsalmieri.com.
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  • reviews

    Winner of a Borders Original Voices Award

    A 2009 Children's Choice Award nominee

    “Bald Fookwire is a riot. . . and the squirrels, with their bloated bellies and contented smiles, are a flying hoot in this droll debut.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

    “A symphony of regret, respect, and sweetness. Readers will want to linger over this book and treasure every page.”—School Library Journal

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547576817

  • ISBN-10: 0547576811

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 09/06/2011

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD680L
    • Guided Reading Level M
    • Reading Recovery Level 20

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