Aylea Stephens


Dependable, Primary, Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri, Squirrels, Grumpy, Birds, South, Winter, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


The squirrels in Old Man Fookwire’s backyard are very smart. They paint themselves, build glyders and zeppelins, and annoy Fookwire. This year when the birds fly south, the squirrels build their own flying machines so that they can find out what the birds do when they go away for the winter. They go to the beach with the birds, eat new kinds of snacks, and enjoy their new surroundings. They even call Old Man Fookwire long distance. Before long, the old man realizes that he misses the birds (and even the squirrels, although he won’t admit it), so he goes to the beach to join his missing friends until it’s time to go home.