Kids Corner – “Those Darn Squirrels Fly South”

FINALLY a book that illustrates that people are happier in warm weather!  I knew this was the case but could never convince people.

InThose Darn Squirrels Fly South author Adam Rubin and illustrator Daneiel Salmieri (the same team that brought usDragons Love Tacos) tell the story of Old Man Fookwire.  

Old Man Fookwire is a grump!  The one thing he loves to do is paint the birds in that live in his area during the summer months.  He is content to paint the birds unless the darn squirrels get in the way.  Every year summer fades to fall and the birds fly south.  Fookwire is content staying in the cold and being a grump but the squirrels are curious to know where the birds go and what they do.  The squirrels decide to build flying mobiles and follow the birds south. 

When the birds and squirrels land on the warm beach they are amazed and happy.  They soak up the sun and drink fruity drinks and have a grand time.  Soon though they begin to miss Fookwire so they give him a call.  Fookwire hears the squeak of the squirrels and misses them so he drives south to see what they are up to.  When he arrives, and the squirrels give him a full body hug, he laughs for the first time since any of them can remember.

With their humorous style of writing and telling stories with pictures, Rubin and Salmieri have created another classic for your children’s picture book collection.

To find out what happens to Fookwire and the squirrels you have to come to the Bookshop and read the book.