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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (edition 2010)

by David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)

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Title:Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
Authors:David Sedaris
Other authors:Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 176 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:humour, animals

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

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I guess I'm just not used to David Sedaris with such a sharp edge. The tales in this book are clever, using animals to stand in and exhibit the pettiness we humans are capable of. Walt Kelly did something similar with his Pogo characters. The difference is that Kelly seemed to love his animals while Sedaris' seem unredeemable. ( )
  Eye_Gee | May 8, 2017 |
Not my humor. Not amusing. Trying too hard. Ugh. ( )
  emma_mc | May 7, 2017 |
Some of the stories were fun, but far too many were just vulgar. ( )
  benuathanasia | Feb 23, 2017 |
Another stellar collection of stories from David Sedaris. Despite the title, there's really nothing 'modest' about this book. Each story packs a punch and will make you laugh as well as a little melancholy. Sedaris turns a varied cast of animals into a series of tales both cautionary and otherwise that will surely entertain fans of his essays.
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1 vote SarahHayes | Feb 20, 2017 |
Did not finish.
  LeslieHurd | Jan 11, 2017 |
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For the strong- stomached, these tales are toxic little treats, fun-size Snickers bars with a nougaty strychnine center. But at $21.99 for a scant 159 illustrated pages, Squirrel doesn't quite make a meal.
 

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316038393, Hardcover)

Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.

With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.

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The author presents a collection of three animal-themed essays. In The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck, a group of complete strangers bitterly discuss the order of things within the animal kingdom. In Hello Kitty, a miserable alcoholic cat attends AA. In The Squirrel and the Chipmunk, two lovers are torn apart by their quarrelling families.… (more)

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