The Golden Acorn

The Golden Acorn

by Katy Hudson

Hardcover

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Overview

Whoosh! Squirrel takes off at full speed through the autumn leaves. But pump the brakes, because this year The Golden Nut Hunt race it is a team event. Squirrel reluctantly enlists her friends and is not impressed. Will Squirrel's competitive spirit take over or will she learn how to be a team player? Best-selling author Katy Hudson (Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap) proves that winning isn't everything in this energetic picture book about friendship, teamwork, and forgiveness — and that's something to go nuts about!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684460366
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 80,453
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy is the author of the best-selling picture books Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap, which both received numerous positive reviews. Katy lives in London.

Katy Hudson won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers. Her debut picture book, Bear and Duck, received strong reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. Katy is the author of the best-selling picture books Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap, which both received numerous positive reviews. Katy lives in London.

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The Golden Acorn 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Itsahardbacklife4me 5 days ago
A wonderful story for my 5 and 7 year old! It taught them some valuable lessons regarding teamwork and friendships! They also loved the illustrations! It was a cute, quick read that kept my kids engaged all the while teaching an important life lesson!
McMarshall 10 days ago
Every year, Squirrel excitedly trains for The Golden Acorn Hunt. And every year, for the past eight years, she wins. This year, however, she discovers the race has to be run as a team. But no one can race like she can! With the race the next day, Squirrel grudgingly agrees to her friends Beaver, Turtle, Rabbit, and Bird as her teammates. However, no amount of training would have this motley crew ready to race through the treetops. Though her friends wholeheartedly try to help, Squirrel suffers, dramatically, through their endless number of mishaps. Until . . . This is a great book as a companion to TOO MANY CARROTS (sharing) and LOUD WINTER'S NAP (new experiences), and also as an individual book to spark discussions on the value of friendship, the meaning of team, and the problems of over-competitiveness. The expressiveness of the characters and the conundrums they get themselves stuck in makes this a fun book to re-read over and over.
SchizanthusNerd 21 days ago
When Squirrel learns that the Golden Acorn Hunt is going to be a team event this year she’s not happy. Squirrel has won the competition for the past eight years and wants to add another trophy to her collection. Beaver, Rabbit, Tortoise and Bird eagerly join her team but Squirrel doesn’t think her friends will be fast enough to win. The day of the race arrives and Squirrel finds herself in a position where she needs to decide what is more important to her: winning or her friends. I adored Katy Hudson’s ‘A Loud Winter’s Nap’ so I was keen to get my hands on this book, especially after I fell in love with its gorgeous cover. This picture book was written with 3 to 6 year olds in mind. There are plenty of themes to discuss with children including the importance of teamwork and the value of friendships. If I was reading this to a child I’d also be talking to them about Squirrel’s competitive nature and that, while winning can be fun, it’s not everything. I loved the illustrations, particularly the ones showing all of the different teams scurrying around the tress in search of the elusive golden acorn. While I smiled my way through all of the images my favourite was the one showing the friends enjoying a picnic together. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Capstone for the opportunity to read this book.