Mrs. Squirrelly and her two kits, Beck and Fern, are forced to search for a new home when a thunderstorm topples them from their nest. They decide to seek refuge in the warm and cozy hollow of an oak tree. When Mr. McMunk and his pups, Peanut and Sam, show up, it’s fun and games for the little ones until the novelty ends and the grumbling begins. They quickly become ready for normalcy to return. When the storm settles, the two families go their separate ways. What they soon discover, though, is that they miss each other’s friendship.
This is a precious story about friendship, compromise, and adapting to change. It’s perfect for siblings who often find themselves at odds as well as close friends who squabble with frequency. It’s also a great resource for teachers of early elementary school students. Lessons on accepting perceived differences and learning to get along despite challenging circumstances can be derived from it.
Young children will find this tale relatable. The adorable, detailed illustrations will keep them captivated. Some are hilarious, while others are marked with emotional expression and a flurry of activity. They’ll pull readers in, welcoming them to join in the mischief.
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