A squirrel wearing some blue overalls finds a field full of nuts. He declares them to be his nuts. A squirrel in a bright yellow dress comes into the nut-laden field from a different direction. She declares the nuts to be hers. When the two squirrels meet, they start to fight over the nuts, each laying claim to all the nuts. Other small forest animals come upon the squirrels and take sides in the argument until one suggests dividing the nuts. The squirrels argue and argue, yelling loudly at each other and finally sit facing away from each other, pouting. Then suddenly, for no apparent reason, they decide to share the nuts.
Author Lou Peacock has written a manuscript using under a dozen different words to tell a story about how to share. The message is a good one, but nothing suggests why or how the characters decided to share. Much of the story is told through bright, cheery illustrations by Yasmeen Ismail with enough fun details to help tell the story. Kids will enjoy this book and will probably learn from it, but it might get very tiresome to read aloud to them.
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|Author||Lou Peacock, illus. by Yasmeen Ismail|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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