Synopses & Reviews
We know by now that Scaredy Squirrel only feels safe when he's at home in his nut tree, with his defenses, his emergency kit and his back?up plans at the ready. So even though the sun is shining and it's time for a vacation, Scaredy does not want to go to the beach -- that vast, frightening place where a squirrel could get stranded. (Not to mention other hazards such as sea monsters, falling coconuts, seagulls, pirates and lobsters.) Instead, Scaredy builds his own safe beach getaway under his nut tree, complete with germ-free inflatable pool, artificial beach scenery, a flashlight and a plastic flamingo. Still, the lure of the genuine beach is strong -- even a dedicated homebody such as Scaredy can't resist it forever. Can his back?up plans save him from its perils? Will his No.65 sunscreen protect his delicate complexion?
and#160;"Visual slapstick and a deadpan text combine with trademark Fookwire expressions to make this third Darn Squirrels outing a winner . . . Hysterical--again."and#8212;Kirkus,
"Rubin conveys the complexities of a testy relationship with flair."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"Like the previous volumes, Rubin and Salmieri's third Fookwire-squirrel saga is rich in clever language and unexpectedly humorous flourishes."and#8212;New York Times online review
"This story doesn't disappoint."and#8212;School Library Journal
As Old Man Fookwire's birds prepare to migrate south for the winter, the squirrels decide to follow. The birds and squirrels' sunny, beachyand#160;destination is a paradise, so warm and beautiful that it might even entice the grumpiest old man in existence to pay a visit as well.