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"...As a writer and former education official and social studies coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, I often recommended materials for teachers in my state. I also recommend this book. I believe everyone growing up in North Dakota has watched squirrels with interest and amusement. Bommersbach's book captures the thoughts most of us have had pondering what is going on inside their minds as they scamper about. As with all of Bommersbach's other works, a job well done."
-- Curt Eriksmoen, syndicated newspaper columnist
"Mr. Disney has shown us there is no limit to the power of a creative imagination. He started with a mouse named Mickey. Ms. Bommersbach has a squirrel named Shirlee. This is an enchanting tale of a parent's concerns for her young children, Sammy and Sally about to set foot in the real world. As is often the case, the girl, Sally, is bolder than the timid boy, Sammy. How is Shirlee to help Sammy overcome his fear and find his courage? This is a dilemma that many parents must face and walk the fine line of deciding when to push and when to back off. It is a risky decision of great consequence which can be life-altering for the good or for the bad. There are big lessons in this small story. Well done, Ms. Bommersbach!" -- Alex Cord, Actor & Author
"Not only is this a great fall read, but this story is also a great resource for teachers and parents. In fact, the book includes a curriculum guide! After reading the story you and your child can engage in reading, writing, and/or listening activities." -- Angela, The Children's Nook
"Bommersbach really has the gift of story-telling. She weaves a story about the life of a squirrel family that is both interesting and believable. Her use of descriptive words really makes the story come alive. She magically weaves facts about the squirrels in a natural path to follow the story which really is what made this book special. I also enjoy the Curriculum Guide in the back - which as a homeschooling Mom just made my job easier! It is like getting a little unit study included with this wonderful book!" -- Lisa Rupertus, A RUP Life