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Girl Versus Squirrel

One resourceful girl. One determined squirrel. Great minds meet their match in this tale of persistence and learning that compromise can be a wonderful thing.

Pearl has built three bird feeders — one looks like a house, one looks like a tube, and one looks like a teacup because it is a teacup. After she fills the bird feeders she sits back to enjoy the show — until a squirrel scares the birds away and gobbles up all the peanuts in the teacup.

This will never do, and Pearl declares that girl versus squirrel is on. She raises the teacup higher and higher and finally builds an obstacle course to deter the squirrel. Does she succeed? Of course not — but Pearl learns that sometimes it is best (and can even be fun) to find a way to compromise. This laugh-out-loud story, perfect for a read aloud, is a celebration of perseverance, empathy, and a love of nature.

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"Pearl does her best to discourage the squirrel (and even admits there’s nothing like a worthy foe to get the creative juices flowing), and eventually constructs 'a network of obstacles... each more squirrel-challenging than the last' — only to be outwitted in an amazing show of squirrelly dexterity and nimbleness. Her admiration only grows when she discovers that the squirrel is a mother trying to feed her babies. 'I proclaim your victory,' she says, standing below the nest, 'and I salute you, fearless, fluffy sister!'" — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Hayley Barrett
Illustrator Renée Andriani
ISBN 0823442519
Publication Date Aug 11, 2020
Publisher Margaret Ferguson Books
Language English