We actually got a head start on our squirrel-y learning yesterday! And 2 of the books that we read were SO good that I wanted to share them. Again.
This first book is called Earl the Squirrel. It is written by Don Freeman, who also wrote Corduroy. Though I had never read about Earl the Squirrel, I figured if the author of Corduroy wrote it, then we couldn’t go wrong! This is such a cute story! And the illustrations brought back such fond memories…as they look similar to the Corduory illustrations!!
The second book I wanted to mention is a read aloud chapter book. Until I found this book, I did not realize that Cynthia Rylant wrote chapter books! We have read alot of her picture books, but this is the first chapter book we’ve read by her. Gooseberry Park is a funny tale about a squirrel named Stumpy who is friends with a dog named Kona and a hermit crab named Gwendolyn. The story is super cute and funny and the illustrations are great too! We read 5 chapters in one sitting, which is a rare occurance in our house for chapter books!