Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I want that nut! by Madeline Valentine

A fuzzy mouse and chipmunk are best friends. Until an interloper comes along. A nut! After a little negotiating, Chipmunk takes the Nut and soon they are best friends. But…. after all…. Mouse really, really wants that nut. So she comes up with a clever plan to take the Nut. Now Mouse and Nut do everything together and are best friends. But then a mysterious figure shows up to take the Nut…. Chipmunk and Mouse squabble over the Nut until a third player shows up on the scene - a squirrel! And Squirrel has something to say…. It’s actually HER nut! After some quiet reflection Chipmunk and Mouse apologize and are best friends again… along with their new friend, Log!

Valentine’s earth-hued illustrations show a fuzzy mouse and chipmunk that are more alike than they are different, even if they may not realize it. Nut is truly magnificent, a shiny acorn with a firmly attached cap. Listeners will giggle along with the characters’ antics as they get caught up in the excitement of a new (and shiny) friend.

Verdict: A great read-aloud, this story is sure to make your storytime listeners giggle and maybe even think twice about sharing a new toy (or friend). A fun addition to your storytime repertoire.

ISBN: 9781101940372; Published 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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