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Squirrel's Family Tree

By Beth Ferry, Illustrated by A. N. Kang
Categories: Picture Book
Hardcover  Ebook  
ISBN: 9781338187366 Pages: 40 Ages: 3-5 Dimensions: 8.34" x 10.28"
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About this book

Squirrel gathers acorn seeds, sturdy little oak nut seeds. Anticipating future needs, she gathers acorn seeds.

What makes an oak tree an oak tree and what makes a squirrel a squirrel? In Squirrel's Family Tree, things aren't always what they seem. As squirrel searches for, finds, and hides her acorn treasures beneath the shadows of the great oak trees in the forest, little does she know the role she plays in creating the very environment she forages in.

With masterful illustrations by Papillon illustrator A. N. Kang and delightful, sweet rhymes by New York Times bestseller Beth Ferry, this read-aloud masterpiece about the beauty of nature and the intricate relationships that make it flourish is sure to become an instant classic.


"Simple words and soft illustrations enhance a fact-based story of squirrels and oak trees. In this way, using a single squirrel as a focus for readers, the story delivers a larger theme of the role squirrels play in creating oak trees. Illustrator Kang's broad, soft illustrations, presented in creative perspectives, add to the story's overall feel of elapsed time-squirrel generations, seasons, and the growth of oak trees are subtly presented." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Offering stimulating information on the valuable connection between squirrels and oaks, this book is a useful introduction to early environmental lessons." -- School Library Journal

"The attractive illustrations feature soft-edge drawings, varied textures, and muted colors within well-composed scenes. Written in rhythmic, rhyming verse, the verse creates a narrative that will engage children while telling them about the intertwined lives of squirrels and oak trees. A good read-aloud choice for classrooms." -- Booklist

Praise for Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry:

* "This warm and tender story of two BFFs is made even more enjoyable by the charming, textured tan and blue illustrations . . . the text, suitable for beginning readers, sweetly expresses what it is to be and to have a good friend." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Ferry adds zip to the best-friends-forever theme with plenty of sly puns . . . and Lichtenheld conveys significant expressiveness through the characters' dot eyes and small smiles . . . The use of instantly recognizable objects as characters gives the story universal appeal, and Ferry makes its moral unmissable." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Papillon by A. N. Kang:

* "[An] irresistible tale of an independent kitty who discovers home is best (especially when shared with a friend) . . . Puffy Papillon's the most charming puss to pop up in years!" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[An] effervescent debut . . . Kang's a talent to watch." -- Publishers Weekly

"The mixed-media illustrations are whimsical, colorful, and expressive . . . The large, clear font makes this title accessible to newer readers . . . A fun choice for storytime." -- School Library Journal

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