What would you say if
you could speak squirrel?
With a mean black cat to outsmart and two children to raise,
Shirlee Squirrel has her work cut out for her...
When Shirlee Squirrel needs a safe nest for her babies, a North Dakota birdhouse becomes their cozy home. Retold by celebrated Arizona journalist Jana Bommersbach, Shirlee's true story speaks to the heart as young readers learn about instinct, survival, and most importantly, a mother's love.
“Jana Bommersbach gives us a delightful true story... sure to appeal both to children and to the adults who read to them with its humor, repetition, and well-researched ‘squirrel facts.’ The story also includes important life lessons about individual differences, growing up, and independence... a teacher and parent's dream.”
- Ellen Dean, Arizona Coordinator of BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), a national program administered by the nonprofit Screen Actors Guild Foundation