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There's Room in the Forest for Everyone
     

There's Room in the Forest for Everyone

by Udo Weigelt, Gianluca Garofalo (Illustrator)
 

Freddy is furious! A new squirrel has arrived in his forest. His name is Morris and he is determined to stay. What's worse, the other animals seem to like Morris -" maybe even more than they like Freddy. Hurt and angry, Freddy decides to move away. But when Morris's new home is threatened, Freddy has a change of heart. he discovers there really is room in the

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Freddy is furious! A new squirrel has arrived in his forest. His name is Morris and he is determined to stay. What's worse, the other animals seem to like Morris -" maybe even more than they like Freddy. Hurt and angry, Freddy decides to move away. But when Morris's new home is threatened, Freddy has a change of heart. he discovers there really is room in the forest for everyone, and in the process, makes a new friend.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This well-intentioned story of friendship and acceptance misses the mark. Freddy is happy being the only squirrel in the forest, so it is no surprise that he is upset by the arrival of Morris, a squirrel who has just lost his home. Freddy wants the newcomer to leave and tries to rally the other animals to his side and is devastated when they refuse. He begins to pack up and leave when he hears a terrible noise outside. It turns out that the tree Morris has chosen to live in is being cut down and suddenly he is homeless again. In the end, Freddy opens his home to Morris and they become friends. The story begins well enough but the tone abruptly switches to the didactic in the middle and the ending is too pat. Garofalo's colorful illustrations have an unusual scratched look to them and add texture and interest to the text. For a better story about winning over a new friend, try Carolyn Crimi's Don't Need Friends (Doubleday, 1999).-Tali Balas, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735816817
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 11.56(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

UDO WEIGELT has been writing for children since 1989. He has published many books with North-South.
NINA SPRANGER has been illustrating books since 1999. Her first U.S. book was published by North-South.

Garofalo was born in Rome. He received his early training in art from his father, a well-known painter. He attended art school in Italy, studied veterinary medicine in Paris, and later returned to Rome, where he now lives.

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