Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre; illustrated by Steve Jenkins. 2016. Ink, cut and torn paper collage.

Brief summary: In rhyming prose, we see how the four types of squirrels(red, gray, fox, and flying) live in the forest. They gather food, climb trees, and get ready for winter.

Comments: This is a book that could be shelved in the easy section as well as nonfiction.

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Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! by Paul Meisel

Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! by Paul Meisel

Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel! by Paul Meisel ;illustrated by Paul Meisel. 2016. Charcoal, litho crayon, digitally colored.

Brief summary: Bat needs a new house and goes to various forest animals asking if they could share theirs with him. He comes across a home with a sleeping squirrel and decides to hang from a twig to sleep. Squirrel wakes up to see the uninvited guest and tells him to go before he gets back from gathering food. Unsure if Bat is listening, Squirrel leaves a note which is the first of many they write to each other all misunderstood by Bat. The two new roommates keep missing each other due to their sleep patterns until one day they get to now each other during a tic-tac-toe game.

Comments: This is a sweet and funny story of two roommates who become friends despite their different sleeping patterns and misunderstandings.

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