Saving Mister Nibbles (Elliot's Park Series #1)

Saving Mister Nibbles (Elliot's Park Series #1)

by Patrick Carman, Jim Madsen
     
 

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Bestselling Patrick Carman's Elliot's Park series about a curious young squirrel named Elliot and his wacky friends is now available in paperback!

Mister Nibbles has been captured and taken to the yellow house across the street from Elliot's park! Squirrels aren't meant to live indoors (not even stuffed ones like Mister Nibbles), so Elliot and his friends come up

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Bestselling Patrick Carman's Elliot's Park series about a curious young squirrel named Elliot and his wacky friends is now available in paperback!

Mister Nibbles has been captured and taken to the yellow house across the street from Elliot's park! Squirrels aren't meant to live indoors (not even stuffed ones like Mister Nibbles), so Elliot and his friends come up with a plan to rescue their new friend. It's going to take a lot of teamwork. Can Elliot, Crash, Chip, and Twitch save Mister Nibbles before it's too late?

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
There is a birthday party in Elliot's park. One of the birthday presents is a squirrel named Mister Nibbles. Elliot and his squirrel friends plan a way to save Mister Nibbles. What they do not seem to know is that Mister Nibbles is a stuffed animal that talks when its ear is squeezed. Crash, the flying squirrel, follows Mister Nibbles as the boy takes the stuffed squirrel home. Rescuing Mister Nibbles is not an easy task for Elliot and his friends once they get inside the boy's house. There are illustrations of this squirrel rescue adventure. The endpapers provide an overview of Elliot's park. The cast of characters appear at the end of the story with brief descriptions and, in most cases, a picture of each squirrel character. There are a few activities in the back of the book. For example, one can make Elliot and Chip's Trail Mix with the recipe that is included, create their own adventure in Elliot's Park, or make a tree constellation. This story is the first of Elliot's adventures; there is a preview of Elliot's next adventure. Check out the website which provides a look of the actual park that inspired Elliot's Park. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
Kirkus Reviews
Elliot, a squirrel who wears glasses and clothing and lives in a park with his friends, loves solving problems. When one of the park squirrels observes a human's birthday party in which a stuffed squirrel is one of the gifts, the furry friends set out on a mission to rescue the squirrel, one Mister Nibbles. These squirrels cleverly distract humans with flashlights, dancing and rodeo-riding stunts, but, oddly, they are not smart enough to see that the unmoving Mister Nibbles is a stuffed animal who talks only when his ear is touched. Cartoonish spot drawings, reminiscent of Chip and Dale, dot many spreads, but do not raise this tale above the merely average. Choppy dialogue, short, stilted sentences and paragraphs that are rarely longer than one sentence seem designed for the new reader, but the huge number of characters and unbelievable plotline will be difficult for that reader to understand. For a much more satisfying fantasy of wildlife in a city park, read Johanna Hurwitz's charming Pee Wee and Plush (2002). (Fiction. 5-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545019309
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Elliot's Park Series, #1
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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