Those Darn Squirrels!

Those Darn Squirrels!


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547576817
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 33,005
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

 Adam Rubin lives in Chicago, Illinois. Since the publication of Those Darn Squirrels!, he has become a major celebrity in the squirrel community.

Daniel Salmieri graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn. He swears no squirrels were harmed in the making of this book. Visit him at

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Those Darn Squirrels! 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Tech-chica More than 1 year ago
For my son who is 13months this book is beyond his level and he won't sit still for it, but I really have no doubt that when he's a bit older, he will love it. I just crack up every time I read it! It's very funny and I find the characters easy to relate to. I think old man Fookwire is similar to many older men which makes it fun to read and see how he and the squirrels interact.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love this book and its silliness; our son thinks the "furry little geniuses" are brilliant. A very entertaining story and amusing artwork.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An old man, who hates everything but birds, butts heads with a mischievous group of squirrels.This was very funny - the squirrels are outrageous, and S got quite a kick out of the story.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Old Man Fookwire is sick of the squirrels stealing his bird seed; he tries and tries to thwart them, but somehow they always get the seed! (The squirrels are geniuses.) Finally, the squirrels feel a little bad for Mr. Fookwire, and attempt to make up for their past misdeeds. Eventually Old Man Fookwire comes to appreciate the squirrels, even if they are theives...The drawings are a little grotesque, especially of Mr. Fookwire, ha ha. But the illustrations of the birds and the squirrels-dressed-as-birds are quite striking!The story is very cute; I like the redemptive good deed that the squirrels do for Old Man Fookwire - it's very sweet-natured.
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