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A Squirrel's Story
A True Tale
By Jana Bommersbach

ISBN 978-1-58985-252-5
$ 11.95
Published by Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications, Inc.
Publish Date July 2013
8 x 10 1/2
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What would you say if
you could speak squirrel?

With a mean black cat to outsmart and two children to raise,
Shirlee Squirrel has her work cut out for her...

When Shirlee Squirrel needs a safe nest for her babies, a North Dakota birdhouse becomes their cozy home. Retold by celebrated Arizona journalist Jana Bommersbach, Shirlee's true story speaks to the heart as young readers learn about instinct, survival, and most importantly, a mother's love.

“Jana Bommersbach gives us a delightful true story... sure to appeal both to children and to the adults who read to them with its humor, repetition, and well-researched ‘squirrel facts.’ The story also includes important life lessons about individual differences, growing up, and independence... a teacher and parent's dream.”

- Ellen Dean, Arizona BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) Coordinator, a national program administered by the nonprofit Screen Actors Guild Foundation

Just 4 Kids
Squirrel's Story crafts

Squirrel Mask Download
After reading A Squirrel's Story––A True Tale, kids will enjoy making squirrel masks and using their imaginations to act out the book.

Cat Mask Download
Read A Squirrel's Story, then make this cat mask. For added fun, make the squirrel mask, too, and reenact the book––or invent a new tale!

Squirrel Puppet Download
With just a few supplies, kids can make cute Squirrel Puppets and play with them as they read A Squirrel's Story––A True Tale, out loud.

Cat Puppet Download
Enhance little ones' reading enjoyment of A Squirrel's Story by making whimsical cat puppets. Then, do a puppet show based on the book.

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