Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Tale of a No-Name Squirrel by Radhika R. Dhariwal, Audrey Benjaminsen (Illustrated by)

Squirrel was the last slave.  He had no name, he just delivered the mail.  It was hard work but it was his job.  When a big local wedding comes around and he gets invited, he doesn't even have clothes to wear to it!

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave the opportunity to read this book for review.  It will be published April 5th.

This animal tale is filled with dogs, cats, the squirrel and even a crow.  It all starts when Squirrel makes the mistake of drinking the special wine for the married couple.  He was tempted into it but didn't expect the results.  It opened his mind and started showing him riddles his mother had hidden in him.

He's now on a hunt for the key that will read a lost map.  The map has been found and someone else wants the key.  Squirrel has a lot of enemies and doesn't even know it.

He has several friends and they help him stay alive.  They are constantly on the move, the riddles are good riddles that take some figuring out, and Squirrel does what he must despite the danger.

There's one friend that isn't a friend and an enemy that switches sides.  I'm not sure this story is over yet.  Squirrel has found his name but his adventure isn't done yet.

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