This is definitely a nutty story! This book tells the story of how a little squirrel gets snatched by a hawk, then he escapes only to find out that the humans are destroying the forest. Although this book is dealing with a pretty serious situation it does so with laugh out loud humor that my 3 year old had me reading to her every night. This is a story of true friendship and what you would do in the face of a disaster.
This is one book that will get the younger to middle school kids reading like mad. And I think it would make a very cute cartoon.
The characters each have their own voice and the author did a great job at making them each sound different.
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Fast read. Cute story. True friendship.
How far would you go for a friend? In Nuts to You, the funny and moving new novel by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, two squirrels go very far indeed to save a friend who has been snatched up by a hawk. Nuts to You is short, funny, and surprising—an Incredible Journey with squirrels. It features black-and-white art by the author on every page and will appeal to fans of animal fantasies by Kate DiCamillo, Kathi Appelt, and Avi.
The squirrels Jed, TsTs, and Chai are the very best of friends. So when Jed is snatched up by a hawk and carried away to another realm, TsTs and Chai resolve to go after him. New communities are discovered, new friends are made, huge danger is encountered (both man-made and of the fox and bobcat variety) and mysteries are revealed. Nuts to You is wholly original, funny, lively, and thought-provoking. It is a deeply satisfying piece of storytelling about the power of stories to save the world; about the power of friendship and the importance of community.
This beautiful book is illustrated in black-and-white on every page by the author and includes an introduction, epilogue, and funny footnotes throughout. A terrific read aloud!
Age Range: 8 - 12 years / Grade Level: 3 - 7