Perkins, Lynn Rae Nuts to You, 272 pgs. Greenwillow Books, 2014. $16.99. Language: G; Violence G; Content: G.
The author of this story meets a squirrel who decides to describe to her the events that led up to his first bite of peanut butter. He tells her his tale of adventure in which he is captured by a hawk and falls to a new portion of the forest. He meets some new friends, but when his old friends come to save him a catastrophe occurs and all of the squirrels rush back home to warn their companions of oncoming danger.
This book was such a struggle for me to get through. The author was very set on portraying the “squirrel” language that it made it difficult to read some of the names and words that the squirrels were speaking. She also provided a lot of footnotes to try to add more to the story or elaborate. These notes ending up convoluting the story and made it difficult to flow through the book. The premise wasn’t incredibly intriguing to me either.
EL, MS –OPTIONAL. Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian