Nuts to You

Nuts to You

eBook - 2014
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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!
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2014.
ISBN: 9780062262202
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Perkins, Lynne Rae
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Jul 07, 2020

This is a very good book that I would recommend if you like adventure and laughs. This book is about when two squirrels who embark on a life-impacting journey to save their other squirrel friend. Nuts to us all and be loik wooter.

Jun 18, 2017

I was kind of disappointed with this book. It started off better than it ended. I just felt like they would be on topic A and move to topic B without any explanation on how we got there.Also the last 50 pages I was totally lost. Some parts I really enjoyed reading though, like the part where he got trapped in a cave and couldn't get out, for there was a bobcat in his way. I would only recommend this book to you if you wanted a book that doesn't stay on one topic for too long. Overall 3.5 stars ;)

Jul 19, 2016

My friend recommended this book to me because it was lots of comedie in it and that the 4 squirrels alwYs stick together in these problems:)

JCLChrisK Jan 29, 2016

Lynne Rae Perkins has a wonderful ability to write books that feel light without offering lightweight content. Breezy and fun escapades that contain plenty of danger and transformation without angst or anxiety. Deftly amusing phrasing, images, and voices that often disguise their wisdom. Admirable characters whose flaws make them all the more appealing. Silliness that never seems frivolous or mocking. Effortlessly accessible.

This one is about a group of squirrels made inadvertent heroes by unexpected circumstances, questing first to help each other and then their larger community. Squirrels are not the most linear, single-minded creatures ever, though, and Perkins draws on that to great comedic and problematic effect. She definitely must have spent a good deal of research time imagining what the world must be like from inside a squirrel's head, presenting it in a tale that is meaningfully fun.

Dec 10, 2015

Such a great tale about squirrels who face big challenges, change minds and complete the task and journey they set out to conquer! My 8 yr old loved it! I loved it! Great read.


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Apr 20, 2017

If someone, your teacher maybe, ever asks you what "irony" or "being ironic" means, you can say it's when a squirrel says, "our friend, the hawk," and you will be right.

(Footnote on page 16)

JCLChrisK Jan 29, 2016

I tried to think whether I had ever had a great adventure. I decided that I had. It's all in how you look at it.


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