Miss Suzy by Miriam Young

Miss Suzy is a little gray squirrel who lives happily in her oak-tree home until she is chased away by some mean red squirrels. Poor Miss Suzy is very sad. But soon she finds a beautiful dollhouse and meets a band of brave toy soldiers. How Miss Suzy and the soldiers help each other makes a gentle, old-fashioned tale that has captured the imaginations of girls and boys alike for forty years. Arnold Lobel's enchanting pictures are sure to make the kind squirrel and the gallant soldiers the everlasting friends of all who turn these pages. This is the perfect read-aloud book. I remember it very fondly from my childhood. The plot of the story is excellent and exciting. Girls love it for MIss Suzy and the boys love it for the soldiers. This book created lasting memories in me of what a good picture book       looked like.