Nuts to You
Squirrels have been building dreys in my car engine and chewing on the spark plug wires. Annoying and expensive. Don’t know what a drey is? How about how to pronounce TsTs? Well, I suggest you read Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins. It starts when one of our intrepid band of squirrels, Jed, is snatched by a hawk and carried away. Yes, Jed did pee just a little. But then he remembered his squirrel yoga and became like water and slipped through the hawk’s talons and fell, well, somewhere that was not home. Jed’s friends, TsTs and Chai set off to find him. On the way they discover workmen cutting down all the trees under the power lines (or buzz paths). The buzz paths that run right to grove where they live. I recommend this funny, charming, and squirrely book to readers in grades three to six. Oh and feel free to ask me how to pronounce TsTs. I’m really good at it.