The Secret Life Of Squirrels: A Love Story (Nancy Rose)

Hello, friends! Our book today is the charming The Secret Life Of Squirrels: A Love Story by Nancy Rose, a cleverly photographed tale of a lovely little squirrel finding a mate.

Mr. Peanuts, a squirrel, has many activities that he occupies himself with during the day. He climbs trees, gathers nuts, heads to the grocery store, works in his workshop, etc. But Mr. Peanuts finds his life a bit lonely, and wishes that he had another squirrel to share his activities with, especially on Valentine’s Day. Going to the bookstore – which always cheers him up – he meets a new friend, Rosie, after they bond over a favorite book. The two decide to spend the day together, playing at the playground, jumping from tree to tree, and visiting a wishing well together. By the end of the day, Mr. Peanuts knows that he would like to spend more time with Rosie, so he asks a very special question: will she be his Valentine?

Just adorable. The tale of Mr. Peanuts and Rosie is a sweet and innocent story that is gentle enough for even the youngest readers. I liked that it focuses more on the friendship aspects of romance, which is not only easier for little ones to understand but also teaches that the best love stories always have a foundation in friendship. The stars of the show are the delightful photographs depicting wild squirrels in slices of human life, which Rose achieves by hiding treats in the miniaturized sets she builds. The photos are darling, filled with great little visual gags, and JJ went wild for them. The length is fine for very little bookworms, and we had a lot of fun with it! A uniquely enjoyable story, Valentine’s Day and year-round. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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