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Nuts to You!
     

Nuts to You!

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by Lois Ehlert
 

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It's summer in the city, and a rascally squirrel is up to all sorts of tricks. But when he sneaks inside an apartment window, he'll need one nutty solution to get back out!

Labels identify plants, birds, and insects on each page, and a glossary at the back of the book offers factual details about squirrels. One of her youngest and most popular titles, Nuts to

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It's summer in the city, and a rascally squirrel is up to all sorts of tricks. But when he sneaks inside an apartment window, he'll need one nutty solution to get back out!

Labels identify plants, birds, and insects on each page, and a glossary at the back of the book offers factual details about squirrels. One of her youngest and most popular titles, Nuts to You! is Lois Ehlert at her high-spirited, breathtaking best.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
According to PW, "A squirrel's increasingly intrepid explorations are the springboard for cut-paper collages as striking as any in Ehlert's considerable portfolio." Ages 3-7. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Carolyn Phelan
In this appealing, oversize picture book, Ehlert tells the story of a pesky squirrel who steals bird seed from the feeder, digs up bulbs in the garden, ventures into the house, and is lured out again with a handful of nuts. A child, never pictured, tells the tale in rhyme: "Nuts to you! I shouted, loud as I could. That squirrel peeked out. I knew he would." In the collage-style illustrations, the brightly colored birds, flowers, and other highlights contrast effectively with the mottled, deeper shades of the bricks, the sidewalk, and the squirrel himself. The text appears in large, bold letters, while labels in small type (at times difficult to read) identify the backyard (and window box) plants, birds, and bugs that appear in the illustrations. Following the story is "Squirrel Talk," a few illustrated pages of brief, informative text discussing the identification, physical features, homes, and food of squirrels. An engaging picture book with a subject that's both familiar and intriguing to many young children.
From the Publisher
[star] "A work of extraordinary visual splendor."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The simple, spirited plot, lively verse, and stunning double-page spreads will make Nuts to You! a story-time standard."—School Library Journal

"The story . . . is a fast-paced romp, and the large, dramatically styled collages will dazzle even the largest audiences."—The Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152576479
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 12.31(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many celebrated picture books inspired by the world around her. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Nuts to You! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say that I am overly pleased with this book. It is rather cheaply made. The poem is cute, but the information in the back is too complicated for toddlers. Also, the artwork, while original, obscures the text so it is a bit difficult to read( the information in the back).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of our favorites. The pictures are great and the story is cute.