A Tale of Two Squirrels – S.J. Francis

“When I saw this book available to read and review on Reading Alley, I immediately requested it. I love animals and books about animals are a plus for me to read. Squirrels are no exception. I always feed them in my backyard aside from all the other wildlife. Sometimes they’re a bit annoying, but I like feeding them just the same. A Tale of Two Squirrels didn’t disappoint. It’s a great book for children of all ages. I’m well over the age intended, but that didn’t diminish the fact that I truly enjoyed reading it. It’s full of action and all kinds of forest animals. There’s Major the big owl, an otter family, Mr. Nibbler the porcupine, different birds and more. Not just for children, any animal lover will enjoy this book. I did. The only drawback I saw was not enough illustrations. The book is well-written and contains beautifully sketched illustrations, but since it is a children’s book, I would have expected more illustrations. The pacing is steady and keeps you interested.

Fearing a storm headed her way, Effie the squirrel asks her neighbors about it and that is when she encounters a male squirrel named Simon. His home was just destroyed from the last storm. When a big storm strikes the woods Effie lives in, the two squirrels seek shelter in the least likely place. The storm destroys her nest along with many other trees and homes of other animals living in the forest. As a result, the two squirrels must find a new home, together. This is a truly lovely book, which I won’t hesitate recommending to anyone else.”

Disclaimer: I received a review copy from Reading Alley in exchange for a fair and honest review.