Tuesday, August 4, 2020

"Little Squirrel". - a bookwrap


Little Squirrel
By Britta Teckentrup

* Ages:  2-5
* Grade Level:  PS-1
* Hardcover: 14 pages
* Publisher:  Orca Book Publishers; Illustrated edition
* Pub. Date:  Sept. 22, 2020
* Language: English

Editorial Review

“It certainly is visually entertaining for a young reader, and, likely, it can inspire collaborative dialogue between caregiver and child.”, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

"Fall is coming, it's time to get ready!' 

The squirrel family resides high up in an old oak tree.  Little squirrel adores playing and chasing his friends from branch to branch but he is about to learn a very valuable life lesson.  Play time is loads of fun but sometimes you have to stop your frivolity and dwell on more serious things in life.  Winter is fast approaching and he must help his family gather food so they can survive the harsh season that is closing in on them.  He learns the value of being a contributor to his family's needs and that even though he is young he has responsibilities too.  

The illustrations in this board book are well done and little Squirrel is an adorable character.  It is lovely to know that it was printed in Germany on 100% recycled paper using eco-friendly inks.  It is part of the All Natural series that features a variety of young animals and how they live.  I recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!  

Meet the Author/Illustrator

Britta Teckentrup is an award-winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art. Britta has written and illustrated over 100 children's picture books which have been translated into 25 different languages. Some of her accolades include two Special Mentions at the Bologna Ragazzi Awards, 2018 Dutch Picture Book of the Year for Don't Wake Up Tiger and being shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award with her book Under the Same Sky. Britta now lives and works in Berlin.

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