The Busy Little Squirrel

Chosen by Bank Street College of Education as one of the Best Children's Books of the Year!

A finalist in the Connecticut Book Awards!

The leaves were falling.

The air is cold.

Squirrel needs to get ready for winter.

He cannot nibble with the mice.

He does not have time to hop with the

frogs or run with the dogs.

But there is one thing he can do......

A worthwhile addition to Tafuri’s growing treasury of simple and satisfying stories for young children..... Readers will be engaged by the oversize illustrations and kept busy naming the many items accumulated-acorns, berries, ears of corn-as well as spotting a fellow squirrel and various insects presented on each spread. The text, with its soothing repetition, is predictable and reassuring. A natural choice for fall read-aloud programs.
— The School Library Journal