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Girl Versus Squirrel



by
Hayley Barrett
illustrated by
Renée Andriani

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Margaret Ferguson Books
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9780823442515
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JLG Category

Primary Plus

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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10 3/10" x 10 3/10"

Dewey

E

AR

3.4: points 0.5

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2020

Book Genres

Fiction

Topics

Squirrels. Bird feeders. Humorous stories. Ingenuity. Perseverance.

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Praise & Reviews

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School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

Pearl is a young girl who has built three lovely bird feeders in her backyard. As she proudly watches birds come feed from them, she is surprised that none have touched her favorite one—a teacup filled with peanuts. She soon realizes that there is a dastardly squirrel absconding with the food. This discovery begins a test of wills as Pearl uses Rube Goldberg–like ingenuity to build outrageous contraptions to outsmart the wily rodent. Instead of being vanquished, the squirrel excels at climbing higher, and he also walks across tightropes and jumps through nets. When Pearl realizes this ninja-like squirrel is actually a mother taking the peanuts to feed her babies, she feels an affinity towards this creature and that puts them on the same team. Pearl sets about creating even more elaborate bird-feeder contraptions to help these young squirrels become as nimble and speedy as their mother. A squirrel fact page is included at the end of the book. A compelling and generous addition to picture book collections that can inspire young naturalists and builders, and create a well of empathy in storytimes.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Pearl is a young girl who has built three lovely bird feeders in her backyard. As she proudly watches birds come feed from them, she is surprised that none have touched her favorite one—a teacup filled with peanuts. She soon realizes that there is a dastardly squirrel absconding with the food. This discovery begins a test of wills as Pearl uses Rube Goldberg–like ingenuity to build outrageous contraptions to outsmart the wily rodent. Instead of being vanquished, the squirrel excels at climbing higher, and he also walks across tightropes and jumps through nets. When Pearl realizes this ninja-like squirrel is actually a mother taking the peanuts to feed her babies, she feels an affinity towards this creature and that puts them on the same team. Pearl sets about creating even more elaborate bird-feeder contraptions to help these young squirrels become as nimble and speedy as their mother. A squirrel fact page is included at the end of the book. A compelling and generous addition to picture book collections that can inspire young naturalists and builders, and create a well of empathy in storytimes.

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