Squirrel's Family Tree

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Orchard Books
Publish Date
7.8 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

A. N. Kang was born in a little town in South Korea, with endless rice fields around her house. She grew up entertaining herself with picture books, and drew constantly. After moving to the United States as a teenager, she graduated from art school and began to design jewelry, greeting cards, and holiday installations all over New York City. She now lives and works in New Jersey with her sassy cat, Papillon, which was the inspiration for her Papillon books. Visit her online at annakangdesign.com Beth Ferry reads and writes by the beach in New Jersey. She is the author of many picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Stick and Stone, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld and Land Shark, illustrated by Ben Mantle. You can find out more at bethferry.com.


"Simple words and soft illustrations enhance a fact-based story of squirrels and oak trees. In this way, using a single squirrel as a focus for readers, the story delivers a larger theme of the role squirrels play in creating oak trees. Illustrator Kang's broad, soft illustrations, presented in creative perspectives, add to the story's overall feel of elapsed time-squirrel generations, seasons, and the growth of oak trees are subtly presented." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Offering stimulating information on the valuable connection between squirrels and oaks, this book is a useful introduction to early environmental lessons." -- School Library Journal

"The attractive illustrations feature soft-edge drawings, varied textures, and muted colors within well-composed scenes. Written in rhythmic, rhyming verse, the verse creates a narrative that will engage children while telling them about the intertwined lives of squirrels and oak trees. A good read-aloud choice for classrooms." -- Booklist

Praise for Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

* "This warm and tender story of two BFFs is made even more enjoyable by the charming, textured tan and blue illustrations . . . the text, suitable for beginning readers, sweetly expresses what it is to be and to have a good friend." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Ferry adds zip to the best-friends-forever theme with plenty of sly puns . . . and Lichtenheld conveys significant expressiveness through the characters' dot eyes and small smiles . . . The use of instantly recognizable objects as characters gives the story universal appeal, and Ferry makes its moral unmissable." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Papillon by A. N. Kang

* "[An] irresistible tale of an independent kitty who discovers home is best (especially when shared with a friend) . . . Puffy Papillon's the most charming puss to pop up in years!" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[An] effervescent debut . . . Kang's a talent to watch." -- Publishers Weekly

"The mixed-media illustrations are whimsical, colorful, and expressive . . . The large, clear font makes this title accessible to newer readers . . . A fun choice for storytime." -- School Library Journal