Merry Christmas, Squirrels!
Megan Tingley Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2015
From the dust jacket: “It’s Christmastime, and the squirrels are busy getting ready! They’re not just gathering nuts—together they go sledding in the snow, build a gingerbread train, read Christmas stories by the fire, and give each other special presents. Who knew a squirrel’s Christmas could be so much fun!
“These irresistible photographs of wild squirrels in handcrafted miniature settings will surprise and delight readers and animal lovers of all ages!”
My goodness! This is an adorable book! The author has a great deal of patience – she photographed real, wild squirrels that visit her birdfeeders and back deck. She includes props of all types and the squirrels are paid for their modeling skills with peanuts hidden throughout the set. Her photos are amazing – but it’s because the squirrels are so CUTE! I smiled all the way through as Mr. Peanut goes to visit his cousin and they have a fun day of sledding in the snow before settling down to read stories by the fire on Christmas Eve night. Did Santa visit them that night? You bet he did and they had lots of presents under the tree! Kids of all ages will definitely love this book!