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Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin
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Those Darn Squirrels!

by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

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Genre: Fantasy
Age: Early and Middle elementary
Review: A book on the story of an old man that fights with squirrels who scare away the birds he loves so much. The book is fantasy because the squirrels to human things. ( )
  jessminson | Dec 7, 2017 |
"Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates—until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that charms the old grump." The students love that Old Man Fukewire looks like a bird himself!
  KimHoffmann | Jul 14, 2017 |
Just didn't appeal to me the way it did to other reviewers, or the way I'm sure it does to most kids. Don't know why, sorry. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Birds, Squirrels, Office
  ecnurseryschool | May 12, 2016 |
I really liked this book. One reason I liked this book was the illustrations. The illustrations showed the emotion of Old Man Fookwire and the birds when the squirrels would eat the bird food. They were also full of color for the readers to look at. The writing overall was very engaging and entertaining. The readers want to keep reading the book to see how the squirrels were going to steal the bird food the next time. The language was very descriptive. The author describes everything in great detail. For instance, when the author is talking about the squirrels he says, “Not many people know this, but squirrels are the cleverest of all woodland creatures. In fact, they’re fuzzy little geniuses! (33)” The detail that the author uses is details that makes the story more engaging. The plot of the book was very organized. The readers can clearly see what the conflict, resolution, characters, and theme of the story are. The big message of the book is to show readers even if you really do not like something you may like it in the end after all. ( )
  madelinependergast | Mar 28, 2016 |
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Salmieri, DanielIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Old Man Fookwire is a grump. The only thing he likes to do is paint pictures of the birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates—until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that completely charms the old grump.

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When grumpy Old Man Fookwire builds feeders to try to keep birds--the only creatures he likes--from leaving for the winter, he finds himself in a battle with clever, crafty squirrels who want a share of the abundant food.

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