Those Darn Squirrels Fly South by Adam Rubin

Those Darn Squirrels Fly South by Adam Rubin
Illustrations by Daniel Salmieri
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: September 11, 2012

If you have been following this series you will know that although Old Man Fookwire is annoyed by the rather smart squirrels in his backyard, he loves them too. Therefore, when the squirrels build a plane and follow the birds south, it is no surprise that he begins to feel a bit lonely and sets off after them.

There should really be a rule at the library concerning new book stickers. Books that are on the New Release shelf should be an actual new release and not something that they just ordered a new copy of. Normally I double-check the copyright year, but in this case I was in a bit of a hurry and since it had a September new release sticker I thought I was safe.

That said, this entire series is adorable. Who doesn't love engineering minded squirrels? Well...possibly anyone who has had to deal with clever squirrels eating all the birdseed out of the bird feeder. Cute and clever, this one makes a great addition to the Darn Squirrels collection, I only wish I had read it three years ago.


Anonymous said...

I do love those darn squirrels. The illustrations are just hilarious! Our library does the same thing with the "new" stickers, so I guess the old statement "It's new to me" applies. :D

Unknown said...

Too true. I think I have way too much guilt about reading older books because of this blog. I shouldn't feel guilty when I read something older. Speaking of which, I think it is time to re-read a Tamora Pierce series.