Cover image for Aw, nuts!
Title:
Aw, nuts!
Author:
McClurkan, Rob, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Summary:
When Squirrel goes after the perfect acorn, on foot, in a taxi, and even by pogo stick, one thing after another goes wrong.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780062317292
Format :
Book

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Summary

Squirrel sets off on a chase after the perfect acorn in debut author-illustrator Rob McClurkan's picture book Aw, Nuts! With bold, graphic art, Squirrel will have young readers laughing out loud on every page, eager to find out what will happen next.

Squirrel loves acorns, so when he spots the perfect one, he must have it! But it bounces away. . . . So he jumps into a taxi, but the taxi runs out of gas. Aw, nuts! He bounces on a pogo stick, but it lands in a hole. Aw, nuts! He hops on a boat, gets shipped away, hitches a ride on a little girl's bike, and more! Will Squirrel be able to catch up to the most delicious acorn ever?


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

When it comes to his single-minded pursuit of "the most delicious-looking acorn he had ever seen," Squirrel makes Tolkien's Gollum look ambivalent. Never mind that Squirrel's tree hole is already stuffed to the breaking point with acorns-after he squeezes that one last perfect acorn in with the others, the tree explodes and the chase is on (good thing Squirrel has bright red gym shoes). As the action leaves the forest, it's clear that Squirrel also has an indomitable will: nothing, whether it's having to master a pogo stick or being subjected to hugs at a girl's birthday party, is going to stop him from getting that acorn. Debut author McClurkan knows how to keep the pages turning. His digital images have the crisp, focused aesthetic of vintage cartoons, while the string of mostly single-plane compositions give the sense of an ongoing pursuit. And, of course, the goofy, inexhaustible stubbornness of his wide-eyed hero provides enough emotional accelerant for an army-squirrel or otherwise. Prepare for Squirrel's recurring refrain of "Aw nuts" to become an oft-used family catchphrase. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Photoshop cartoons of urban life follow a toothy squirrel with a feather tail across the city in pursuit of a runaway acorn. The persistent rodent's title refrain punctuates his far-fetched challenges, from a taxi running out of gas to a truck that misguides him to Bucksnort, Tennessee. Despite being dressed as a doll at a party and having his boat spring a leak, fate rewards him. The "perfect acorn" lands in an enormous pile of nuts, turning his refrain from dismay to glee. The bounty, however, does not satisfy, for at the end, the Squirrel sees another "most delicious-looking" acorn bounce away. The flat drawings with minimal details reflect the quick pace of the morning cartoon-style story, which is appropriately speckled with onomatopoeia and brief asides by passing characters.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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