This is a Squirrel/Taco! by Andrew Cangelose, illustrated by Josh Shipley


  This is a Squirrel/Taco! by Andrew Cangelose, illustrated by Josh Shipley. Lion Forge, 2018. 9781941302729

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Picture books

What did you like about the book? This is a funny dual-voice picture book. One side of the page opening describes the natural history of squirrels. The other is a comedic first person narration by a squirrel, describing his willingness to appear in the book in exchange for tacos. The action comes to a standstill when a hawk is announced as a natural predator of squirrels. I like the combination of fact and silly story. The art appears to be digital and is fun and cartoony.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Suggest to families who like meta-stories/interactive picture books, to fans of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, and to squirrel-lovers. I imagine taco lovers will enjoy this as well! Great for kids ages 4-8.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: May 25, 2018

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