Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep

Written by April Pulley Sayre, Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see? Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying! Acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre’s lyrical text, paired with Steve Jenkins’s stunning art, offers a glimpse into this fascinating world.

Discover different kinds of squirrels as the scamper, eat, and―finally―sleep.

This reminded me of a Nancy Tafuri book. Short sentences make this a good real aloud for younger grades. The vocabulary is a little difficult for it to be something they can independently read. Steve Jenkins illustrations are, as always, amazing. Besides the day in a life story the back contains more factual information if students want to learn more.

Review by Jessica Riggs, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: K-2

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep
Written by April Pulley Sayre, Illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Henry Holt and Company
34 pages
Release Date: November 1, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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