Nutley, the Nut-Free Squirrel

Nutley, the Nut-Free Squirrel

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by Stephanie Sorkin
     
 

Meet Nutley, an adorable squirrel who doesn't let his nut allergy slow him down. Join him on his journey to stay healthy with the help of his friends!

100% of book proceeds will be donated to FARE.

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Meet Nutley, an adorable squirrel who doesn't let his nut allergy slow him down. Join him on his journey to stay healthy with the help of his friends!

100% of book proceeds will be donated to FARE.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-14
A squirrel handles his nut allergy with aplomb—and a little help from his friends—in Sorkin's debut picture book. One day, Nutley the squirrel is simply eating "what a squirrel eats" when he has a strange reaction. He itches, puffs up and breaks out in hives, and soon, his fears are confirmed: He has an allergy. (In the illustration, he eats from a big bag of peanuts, which may make some young readers point out that real squirrels eat acorns; however, peanuts are a more familiar allergen in the human world.) In a series of friendly, if singsong, rhymes, Nutley turns out to be a smart little squirrel: He takes charge of his newly discovered allergy in a way that would make any pediatric allergist proud—by making a plan. He talks to his friends, asks for help and focuses on the favorite foods that he can still safely eat, such as gummy bears. At first, he worries that he'll seem strange to others ("A squirrel allergic to nuts—how odd! / I thought I'd feel alone."), but his friend the dog immediately speaks up ("I'm a dog allergic to bones!"). It also turns out that the pelican is allergic to fish; the bee, to pollen; and the fly, to stone fruit. Although the verse skips along at a merry pace, some rhymes occasionally fall flat ("Surprising as it is to all, / since I do live in a tree, / I must avoid peanuts and tree nuts / to keep myself healthy"). However, Sorkin's tale manages to be instructive without being didactic and will likely prove to be a fun read for even allergy-free children. The illustrations engagingly portray Nutley and his crew of supportive friends as looking just as friendly and likable as they appear in the text. A warm, funny book that will hearten kids with allergies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620861585
Publisher:
Mascot Books
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
38
Sales rank:
461,710
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Nutley, the Nut-Free Squirrel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Nutley, the Nut-free Squirrelis a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nutley, the Nut-free Squirrel is an amazing book! My son and daughter both love the funny story and colorful pictures! The author did a great job talking about allergies, while not making it scary. We made Nutley's nut-free banana recipe and it was delicious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this  book after the author visited my daughter's school in June.  The author does an excellent job discussing allergies, while keeping hte book upbeat and mainstream! This book should bein every classroom!