Squirrel World: A Park Pals Adventureby Johanna Hurwitz
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Award-winning author Johanna Hurwitz is back with a new addition to the charming Park Pals Adventures series. Squirrels Lexington (Lexi) and Lenox decide to visit the New York City streets they were named after. Lexi is worried about leaving Central Park, but Lenox is confident that their streets will be beautiful places, maybe even better than the park! When the two squirrels venture into the city, they soon realize that the human world is stranger and more dangerous than they'd ever imagined. This exciting Park Pals tale brings back the fun, adventure, and favorite furry characters that this award-winning series is known for.
In this installment in the series, squirrels Lexington and his cousin Lenox venture outside of Central Park in search of the New York City streets for which they are named. They discover a very harsh city quite different from their tree-filled home and, after an adventure in Bloomingdale's, end up being captured for a clothing-store window display, until they are saved by Lexi's guinea pig friend, PeeWee, and the rest of the squirrel relatives. The story, narrated by Lexi, is set in large type, and line drawings are sprinkled throughout, making this a suitable read for children transitioning into chapter books. It is a solid read, but the plot lacks excitement at times. It's likely to resonate most with Manhattan residents or those very familiar with the city since there are many details specific to it. Hurwitz does a good job of filling readers in on what happened in the previous books, so the story can be enjoyed on its own.
Clare A. DombrowskiCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
a solid read " School Library Journal
- Chronicle Books LLC
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- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 4 MB
- Age Range:
- 6 - 10 Years
Meet the Author
Johanna Hurwitz has written over 50 books for young readers. She visits schools around the world to speak about reading and writing. She lives in Great Neck, New York, and Wilmington, Vermont.
Kathi McCord has illustrated more than 40 books for children. She teaches "Illustrating Books for Children" at the University of California, San Diego.
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