The Squirrel The Worm And The Nut Trees

The Squirrel The Worm And The Nut Trees

by Jimmie Powell


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ISBN-13: 9781432713263
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
. This is one of the most delightful books I've read for children. It is so clever in revealing several of the 'deadly sins' that when the book is over, the children learn 'or at least have an idea' about how to manage their world 'no matter how small it is'. The squirrels always began to collect food in the Fall for the Winter, but this year it was different there were very few nuts. Mr. Squirrel brought his family into the search, and together they found enough to barely get them through the long, cold snowy season. Where there should have been nuts, there were silk worm webs. Then the squirrel knew what had happened. The worm, greedy and mean, had destroyed the nut crop. Mr. Squirrel went to Mr. Worm to ask why he made the nuts rotten. Mr. Worm told the squirrel that he could not use them, but loved to make them decay so the squirrels couldn't use them either. 'Ha! Seems like you and your family will starve! Ha, ha!' That year the squirrels just made it until Spring brought its small warmth then the squirrels executed 'The Squirrel's Family Plan and Goals'. They spent hours on it during the winter with tummies only half full the plans helped keep their minds off the lack of food. In early Spring they began collecting some nuts and a few every day of Spring and through Summer never really enough to be noticed by the Worm. In the Fall there were more that they added to their store house, but left enough to fool Mr. Worm. He laughed with his friends. He was happy thinking that he would starve out the squirrels this year. They had so much they knew they would not go hungry and that was a delicious secret. This book shows what greed and avarice can do, and it shows that ingenuity and a whole family working hard together can avoid disasters. The pictures are gorgeous, the colors vivid and bright even Mr. Worm is cute. This is a charming and fun book for kids as young 2-3 and as old as anyone who likes delightful stories with bright, colorful pictures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Through The Squirrel, the Worm, and the Nut Tree, by Jimmie Powell, we are taken on an adorable adventure in this children¿s book. Targeting the 2-4 year age bracket, Mr. Squirrel, after going out to gather nuts for his family for the winter, discovers that Mr. Worm has destroyed all of the nuts by making silk worm webs, therefore rotting the nuts. Together, with his family, Mr. Squirrel must devise a way to stop Mr. Worm. I have two minor criticisms of the book. One, there is no real explanation as to why Mr. Worm did this, other than he was downright mean. Let¿s face it, kids want to know why. And two, I would have liked to have seen a little more in the way of season changes. By spacing the book out over a period of a year, it gave a perfect opportunity to add a tidbit of learning about the season changes as well. After saying that, I find this book to be a sweet and charming tale. The illustrations, by Bobbi Switzer, are beautiful and engaging. The story itself is alluring and a great learning experience. Children can find out how to problem solve, work together, and the power of family. After reading this for review, I read it to my twins, and they were delighted. They were especially fond of the Ha Ha! sequences. Jimmie Powell certainly knows how to spin a good children¿s story. I look forward to more of his books. Kelly Moran, Author and Reviewer
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love reading this story to my grandchildren, and I also love the way their eyes light up when I show them the picture in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book greatly.The pictures and colors are brilliant.I like how it help the family to solve problem without violent and thinking things out as a family. You did very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent. Perfect for my daughter. It teaches her organizational skills, teamwork, and the value of savings, and shows what hard work can accomplish. This is an amazing children's book. It is very well illustrated. Very vivid and colorful.