A Tale Of Two Squirrels
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Book Type Fiction
Pages 56
Publisher CreateSpace
Publish Date Nov 18, 2013
ISBN 9781452862736 (Print)1452862737 (eBook)
A squirrel’s life is never dull, and Effie’s is no exception. Effie awakes to a new spring day and some news that a storm may be approaching her home. She seeks out information on the weather by talking to the many animals with which she shares the woods. She is surprised with the arrival of Simon, a strange black squirrel that recently lost his home from some wild weather. She listens to his tale and begins to find comfort in his companionship. Effie and Simon set off together to her home before the storm blows them away. They are able to survive the rough winds, hail, and lightning, but her home ends up completely destroyed. Now they must avoid any predators and travel through the forest in search for a new place to call home. This story invites the reader on a journey with a squirrel in danger of losing her home and her life, but finding love in the process.
Although I have not written a sequel to this book, I post short stories from the Big Woods, as Mrs. Otter, on my website www.atbaron.com.
Total 8 Reviews
Regular Reviewer
11 Reviews
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A cute children's stories with lots of life lessons
Mar 25, 2016
There are many lessons that are hidden throughout this children's book. Effie is a squirrel who lost her mother. She meets some friends and the story revolves around survival. It also mentions the theme of no matter the color of your skin (or fur), we are all still the same. The pictures were cute and no felt there were a decent number r for the length of the story. However, I struggle with trying to decide which age group this book would best fit with. I am leaning more towards 8-9 year olds Read More
Comment from the Author
Thank you for your review; I'm glad you enjoyed the book. A Tale of Two Squirrels was a transitional read for children. I wrote the book to be a casual read, without an over-complicated plot. My hope was to give them a peek into what it might be like to live a squirrel's life. Although the story is easier to read, I aimed the book at the 9-10 year range. The natural predator/prey relationship may be a bit much for the younger child, not exposed to it previously.
Regular Reviewer
19 Reviews
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
A squirrel-ly adventure......
Apr 14, 2016
A.T. Baron's A Tale Of Two Squirrels, is a tale of sweet adventure, childhood crushes and a fascination of animals. Though it is a children's book, but the standard of the text sets an advent of a young adult theme. It is more of a crossing bridge between the innocence of childhood and the gradual touches of a maturing mind. The tale evolves around Effie, a squirrel, also the main character of the story and her quest against time to secure against an incoming storm. During this journey the Read More
Silver Reviewer
36 Reviews
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
A Lonely Female Squirrel A Handsome Unusally Black Squirrel A Huge Storm
Apr 7, 2016
This is a lovely tale of Effie, the squirrel, and her life in the forest. Effie has been lonely since her mother's disappearance. The forest is full of all kinds of animals, crows, birds, other squirrels, Major owl, Mr. Nibbler the porcupine, Buteo the dangerous hawk, Mr. and Mrs. Otter, blue jays and many more. Effie lives alone and she is lonely. One day, she meets a beautiful black squirrel, Simon, and they become friends. After bonding with Simon during a huge storm, Effie finds a partner Read More
Silver Reviewer
37 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Mar 31, 2016
This book is great for children and young adults. The story is well thought out and written perfectly. I read this book to my son and he loved it too. We had lots of fun with this story. The book is not only cute but it's educational. Worth the read.
Comment from the Author
Thanks for the review. I am glad your son and you enjoyed the book. Mrs. Otter writes updates about The Big Wood on my website, if you're interested in continuing the story with your son.
Regular Reviewer
6 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Wonderful animal tale
Mar 23, 2016
Effie is a tree squirrel that recently lost her mother to a vicious predator. She lives alone in a nest of twigs, leaves, and straw high up in a tree. She fears Major, the owl, who she is sure ate her mother. The only animal scarier than Major, is Buteo, the hawk. The little squirrel did have friends like Mr. Nibbler, the porcupine. Effie made sure she didn’t get too close to him. And then there’s the otter family who lives in a comfy den looking out over a turbulent river. A.T. Baron’s Read More
Silver Reviewer
28 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Effy the Squirrel's adventure in the forest
Mar 16, 2016 (Edited Mar 16, 2016)
“A Tale of Two Squirrels” by A.T. Baron is a children’s story that gives a glimpse into the life of Effy the squirrel just before a great storm hits the forest. The interactions between the various creatures reflect their nature, and Effy searches for answers and safety as the storm changes from being an upcoming threat to a possibly fatal challenge. The arrival of a handsome black squirrel named Simon gives her an ally in her struggle to survive, and gives them a chance to discover what Read More
SJ Francis
Regular Reviewer
9 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Loved this children's book! Any Animal lover would.
Mar 14, 2016
When I saw this book available to read and review on Reading Alley, I immediately requested it. I love animals and books about animals are a plus for me to read. Squirrels are no exception. I always feed them in my backyard aside from all the other wildlife. Sometimes they’re a bit annoying, but I like feeding them just the same. A Tale of Two Squirrels didn’t disappoint. It’s a great book for children of all ages. I’m well over the age intended, but that didn’t diminish the fact that Read More
Comment from the Author
Thank you for your review. When I first wrote A Tale of Two Squirrels, I considered adding more illustrations. Since it is a middle-grade fiction, I decided to make this a good transition towards YA, allowing the visuals to form more from the written story. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. A.T. Baron
Regular Reviewer
23 Reviews
0 of 0 people found this review helpful
very charming
Mar 19, 2016
This was a charming book. It was easy to read and an enjoyable story. This was a story I will enjoy reading again to my children . Effie was a good character. A great plot for children. Friendship. Teamwork. Very enjoyable I read this book in exchange for a review.
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