Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep (Hardcover)

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep By April Pulley Sayre, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By April Pulley Sayre, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
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Squirrels wrestle.
Squirrels leap.
Squirrels climb.
Squirrels sleep.

If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see? Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying! Acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre's lyrical text, paired with Steve Jenkins's stunning art, offers a glimpse into this fascinating world.

Discover different kinds of squirrels as the scamper, eat, and—finally—sleep.

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre loved to write about the natural world. She is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers, including Woodpecker Wham! and Eat Like a Bear.

Steve Jenkins (1952-2022) was the author, designer, and illustrator of more than eighty science and natural world picture books for young readers, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winner The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, and the Caldecott Honor Book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (co-created with his wife Robin Page). He also collaborated with many other authors, contributing his colorful torn paper art collages to April Pulley Sayre’s Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep, Lisa Westberg Peters’ Volcano Wakes Up!, and Valerie Worth’s Pug and Other Animal Poems.

Praise For…

"Both contributors are at the top of their game, capturing the habits, characteristics, and energy of squirrels in meticulous rhymes (“Meet the squirrels./ Gray. Fox. Red./ Flying squirrel/ overhead”) and equally precise paper collages." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Apt verse and appealing visuals provide young naturalists with a springboard for discussion and further discovery." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Woodpecker Wham!:

"Lovely and exciting, this title is a great hook for young researchers, as well as fledgling ornithologists." —School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Eat Like a Bear:

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students Pick
ASLC Notable Children's Book Pick

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805092516
ISBN-10: 080509251X
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English