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MISS SUZY: 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Author: Miriam Young

Illustrator: Arnold Lobel

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Publisher: Purple House Press ©1964, 2000

Material: hard cover

Summary: Miss Suzy, a squirrel, is kicked out of her cozy home by some mean squirrels. She befriends and cares for five toy soldiers who end up helping her! This is a reprint of a classic story about friendship.

Type of Reading: playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Age of Child: Started reading with child 3 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: Preschooler enjoyed the build-up of this tale and the idea that friends take care of--and stick up for--each other.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a beautiful reprint of a story that is a bit more exciting than many children's books today.

Pros: Parents may remember this book from their childhood. It evokes feelings of home and friendship

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy this book, especially if you remember it from your childhood. Better yet, see if your copy is still in the family.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE GOLDEN EGG BOOK   MISS SPIDER'S TEA PARTY   MOONBEAR'S FRIEND

Educational Themes: Miss Suzy's willingness to befriend and take care of the soldiers teaches friendship and love. The toy soldiers' desire to reciprocate adds love and loyalty to the lesson.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal stories

Date(s) Reviewed: January 2005

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