In this animal adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Stumpy Squirrel has just settled into a new nest in a magnificent pin oak in Gooseberry Park. It's the perfect spot for her babies to be born! When they arrive healthy and strong, Stumpy's three good friends--a Labrador retriever, a wise hermit crab, and a bat who eats Chinese food--are thrilled.
But after a terrible ice storm destroys the pin oak, Stumpy disappears. It takes a special combination of courage, humor, and tenacity for Stump's friends to rescue her babies and bring her home again. Arthur Howard's black-and-white illustrations illuminate the companions' adventures throughout.---from the publisher
133 pages 978-0152061593 Ages 7-10
Keywords: squirrels, baby animals, dog, friends, friendship, helping others, being different, courage, humor, fun, adventure, storm, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, read aloud to third graders, chapter book
Sequel is: Gooseberry Park and the Master Plan (2015)