Nuts to You

by Lynne Rae Perkins (2014)

A Sweet Spot title. 

“A good story makes a journey go by more quickly. A really good story makes you forget you are even on a journey.”

Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins is a really good story that will take you on the journey of a lifetime. Join squirrels TsTs and Chai as they embark on a quest to find their friend Jed who has been carried off by a hawk to another realm. Along the way, the fun-loving rodents make new friends, discover new communities, and encounter many dangers and disasters, one of which is threatening their family and friends back home. Will they be able to warn their loved ones of this impending disaster and successfully get them to safety?

“That’s what disasters do sometimes. They throw us together with those who are our adversaries. Who play for a different team. For a short time, a common enemy dissolves our differences and makes us realize what we share.”

Nuts to You shows readers of all ages the value of good friendships and the importance of community, while revealing plenty about the mysterious and adventurous world of squirrels.

Nuts to You will also intrigue your readers thanks to its witty footnotes and italicized sections and its clever black and white illustrations which enhance the text throughout. The author also includes beginning and end notes as well as no less than five epilogues to elaborate how humans and animals interact, tying the rich story altogether.

Nuts to you, reader. Nuts to you all!