Squirrels! This is Not a Book about Dinosaurs

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Pub Date 04 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 21 Feb 2024

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When a loud-mouthed dinosaur meets a brainy squirrel in this award-winning picture book, we learn that everyone has a story to tell

Squirrels are amazing! But look out, this dinosaur wants to steal the show! Every time the squirrel tries to tell us amazing things about squirrels (There are flying squirrels! The largest squirrels are as big as dogs!) the rude dinosaur barges in.

But the adorable and clever squirrel has lots of tricks to make sure we hear all we want to know (Squirrels use their tails like blankets, and also to communicate!). It's a book for anyone who loves squirrels or dinosaurs, and teaches us that if only we persevere, we will find a way to get our story heard. 

When a loud-mouthed dinosaur meets a brainy squirrel in this award-winning picture book, we learn that everyone has a story to tell

Squirrels are amazing! But look out, this dinosaur wants to steal...

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Given that I've dubbed the local squirrel Nemesis in honor of its ability to annoy my dog simply by living, this book simply seemed to be begging me to read it. I'm glad I did as it was a quick, fun read. The artwork is very basic, almost childlike in nature much of the time though more detailed at times (such as when the human appears). While chuckling at the competition between the know-it-all squirrel and the big green dinosaur, you'll even learn a few things.

And, who better to tell us about squirrels than the leading expert on squirrels, a squirrel. While the book doesn't delve into detailed scientific matter, well, aside from that one time....er, never mind. It's presented in a simple, straightforward matter, some of it as if it's even an afterthought by the squirrel such as the number of teeth (22), which the dinosaur immediately one-ups. Even an acorn gets into the squabble. In other words, while reading or being read to, the child is drawn in by the personable characters. I mean, did you know about the giant squirrel of Asia that is the size of a small dog? Wow, glad my dog doesn't have to deal with one of those as a nemesis.

Bottom line, a fun, informative read with lots of humor. Thanks #NetGalley and #Helvetiq for allowing me this peek at the book which, btw, was translated by Jeffrey K Butt from Canadian French. In other words, if you're bilingual, it's available in other versions.

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This is a fun and hilarious book with actual science facts comparing squirrels to dinosaurs. I never realized how important it was to see a competition between a jealous squirrel and a dinosaur, who proved that he could definitely win in some areas, like biggest poo. Thanks to NetGalley fore letting me read this.

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This book provides a variety of interesting facts about squirrels. A dinosaur character interjects throughout the book, and I did not care for his attitude or language. Some kids may think this is funny, but I did not.

Thank you NetGalley and Helvetiq for this advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

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This book had me and my little dude laughing. I don't know that I ever needed to know that much about squirrels but the way the information was given had us cracking up. The illustrations were great, the story was fun. My little one wanted to read it again. Isn't that the best endorsement of a book?


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I thought the book was cute at first, as it was giving information about squirrels and had an interrupting dinosaur. The illustrations were cute. But the end of it was kind of disturbing for a kids book. I guess I didn’t feel that’s a way that an annoying “person” should be dealt with.

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