The First Book In The Nut Family Series
It‛s About A Silly, Squirrelly And Sometimes Misunderstood Squirrel Who Just Wants To Be Loved
Squirrely Takes You Through His Day And Shows You Why His Name Suits Him So Well
I'm Squirrely by Brenda Lochinger
Illustrated very colorful children's book.
Rhyming every two sentences per page the squirrel tells us and shows us about squirrel things as if he is a person that
goes to school and has to get dressed himself and other daily activities.
I volunteer at a local elementary school. These 1st graders can be a bit...well, squirrely. I have been fortunate enough to know Brenda for many years and received a copy of this book. LOVE IT! I took it to the school with me on my volunteer day. All three 1st grade classes loved it! When the kids start getting distracted and/or act up, all I have to do is ask "Where is squirrel behavior accepted?" They quiet down and remind me how much they enjoyed this book.
When I read the book to each class, I included a brief discussion about ADD and ADHD. We talked about the differences and quite a few kids raised their hands to tell me that they have been diagnosed as either. Each page took approximately 2 minutes as we discussed Squirrely's behavior and whether it was acceptable or not. When the story ended, I explained to each class that Mrs. Tina is just like Squirrely. They all looked so shocked....wondering what I meant by that. Here I was sitting still, reading, and keeping the class in check. I further explained that Mrs. Tina has ADD and takes medicine every morning with breakfast. And because of that medicine, I'm able to focus, stay on track, and do more than one thing at a time. I passed on Brenda's name and information to the school counselor and librarian. They both want copies of this amazing book to share with family, friends, and students.
Thank you Brenda for bringing this topic to light. Everyone needs to understand that ADD and ADHD are not naughty words, and should not be thought of as taboo. Awareness is key! I'm Squirrley is a charming children's book that most young kids "squirrley" or not, would find very entertaining!
“I’m Squirrely” is the first book in a series written by new author Brenda Lochinger. The book introduces children to a wiggly and adorable Squirrel that won’t stand still. He is constantly moving and his mind is going onehundred and two miles per hour. This makes simple tasks like getting dressed and paying attention in class an adventure. He is a dreamer and his brain won’t shut off, he is constantly thinking even when he is supposed to be sleeping. No matter what trouble Squirrel gets into his parents unconditionally love him. Brenda Lochinger creates a loveable and fun character that children will love. The story is told in rhyme and is very upbeat.
The book is illustrated by Jeffrey Duckworth. He skillfully creates colorful and engaging pictures that will grab your children’s attention.
We all know a Squirrely in our life a child that just won’t sit still and is constantly getting into trouble. It may be a child that just gets into things here and there or they may have AD/HD disorder. This book would be a wonderful book to share with children that have AD/HD. They could relate to the protagonist and the overall theme of parent’s unconditional love. A wonderful thing to note about this book is that: A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to organizations specializing in the treatment and counseling for AD/HD.
My two year old wiggles and squirms around sometimes during story time, but he sat still during this story. He really liked Squirrely and laughed at his antics. There is potential for this character to grow, learn and experience many wonderful adventures. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.