Squirrels on Skis

Squirrels on Skis has been compared to classic children's poems such as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As Random House publisher Kate Klimo said: “It's a page-turner. One of those rare gems that are made to be read aloud.”

Nobody knew how the mania grew.
First there was one, and then there were two.
Three more came gliding from under the trees.
LOOK! On the hill. Those are squirrels on skis!

Below lay the town, snow-covered and still.
Not a sound could be heard. All was silent, until. . .
Swwwishhh swooped the skiers, all dressed for play.
Eighty-five squirrels and more on the way!
© J.Hamilton Ray

Needless to say, the sleepy town residents are NOT amused. There is mayhem in the streets as the spirited squirrels race over sidewalks, roofs, and gardens; leaving chaos in their wake. Can intrepid reporter Sally Sue Breeze find out where the squirrels are getting their skis? Can she solve the mystery before pest-control guy Stanley Powers sucks the squirrels up in his terrible vacuum device? (Don't worry, Sally triumphs in a most unexpected way.)

With charmingly understated, humorous drawings by New Yorker illustrator Pascal Lemaitre, this is a classic beginner book from Random House, in the great tradition of Dr. Seuss and PD Eastman.

Squirrels on Skis is a delightful book children will want to read again and again!

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Debut Children's Picture Book
Random House (Sept 24, 2013). ISBN 978-0-449-81081-1 (trade), ISBN 978-0-375-97152-5 (library binding).