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Children's Fiction Squirrels

The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School!

by (author) Nancy Rose

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Initial publish date
Jul 2018
Squirrels, School & Education, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
Recommended Reading age
4 to 8
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jul 2018
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2018
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Get ready for the first day of school in this fourth book in the popular series featuring photographs of wild squirrels!

Mr. Peanuts' teacher friend Rosie needs help preparing for the first day of school! The two squirrels go shopping for school supplies, set up the library and music corners, bring all the sports equipment out to the blacktop, and decorate the classroom. Mr. Peanuts even practices driving the school bus! But it's not easy to be a teacher getting ready for a whole classroom of new faces. Will Mr. Peanuts and Rosie be able to pull together the room before the end of summer?

Nancy Rose brings this back-to-school story to life with her adorable photographs of real wild squirrels in handcrafted, homemade miniature settings.

About the author

Nancy Rose is the author and photographer of The Secret Life of Squirrels series. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers and has been featured on greeting cards and television internationally. See more of Nancy’s work at

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Editorial Reviews

"The story's allure lies in the squirrels' seemingly natural presence within the carefully constructed miniature scenes."—Booklist

Praise for The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School: "Adorable squirrels give readers a peek at how teachers spend their time getting ready for their students."—Kirkus Reviews

"This is a tale of busy bushy-tails, an invitation to conversation about the start of the school year or first experiences, and a suggested general purchase for libraries with young animal lovers."—School Library Journal

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