It’s true. October is Squirrel Appreciation Month, and I can admit to taking these little creatures for granted. I thought I’d come up with a short list of books that highlight these animals so that we many all appreciate them!
There is a children’s book series by Mélanie Watt that centers around the main character of Scaredy Squirrel. This little guy does not like surprises, and needs to prepare himself fully for any and every situation in which he may find himself (including going outside). We have a ton of these books here at the library, but here are just a couple titles to get you started:
Scaredy Squirrel : this is where the series gets started!
Perhaps you are not interested in children’s books, but still want something funny. How about David Sedaris’ collection of essays entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk? This hilarious collection of animal-themed stories is sure to delight.
Maybe you really aren’t in the mood to appreciate squirrels and think of them more as an issue or annoyance. Well, we have a book for that too! Check out Solving Squirrel Problems: How to Keep this Ubiquitous Pest Out of Home and Garden by Monte Burch.
Lastly, I found a true story of a woman who was known as “Squirrel Tooth Alice” in the book Villians, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible Tales of Mischief and Mayhem by Paul Martin. This book is full of all sorts of crazy stories – like the guy who inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or America’s worst female serial killer. “Squirrel Tooth Alice” is just one of those characters, who really hung out with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday when she had her dance hall/whorehouse in the Old Wild West. You’ll have to read the book though to find out more about her!
I hope you feel better prepared to celebrate squirrels (or solve your issues with them) now. As always, clicking on the title of the book will bring you to our catalog where you can request these books (and more!)