Sunday, February 25, 2007

Miss Suzy Has Captured Our Hearts

I am joining Elise at A Path Made Straight again today for Children's Book Monday. My Mondays will be easy to fill for a long time to come--there are so many wonderful books out there to talk about!

One of my favorite, most memorable books growing up was Miss Suzy by Miriam Young and illustrated by Arnold Lobel of "Frog and Toad" fame. This charming book was written over 40 years ago, and was out of print for awhile. It was re-published in 2004 and I snatched it up as fast as I could!

Miss Suzy is the story of an adorable brown squirrel driven from her simple, but cozy tree home by a group of bully squirrels. She seeks refuge in the attic of a nearby house and makes a new home in a dollhouse there, while also making some new friends. Even so, she still longs for her tree home. The ending of the tale brings in themes of friendship, bravery, and contentment.

This book now is one of my children's favorites--its appeal seems to reach across generations. This is one of the most requested books in our home, and I certainly love to read it, since it is one of my favorites. Don't miss out on this simple story with beautiful illustrations!


Jennifer said...

I will try to check this book out at the library this week! I also joined you again this week for CBM.


Rebekah said...

I love that book! I grew up with it, too, and now my kids have just about destroyed the very old copy we have. I had no idea it had been reprinted.

Elise said...

Looks wonderful! It's on my list!
(I linked to you from my post this morning)

Cheryl Wray said...

That's one I never read. How did I miss it?? Will have to go check it out!

Chris said...

This looks so sweet. I will be looking for this one at the library. Keep sharing! I love it!

Lyn said...


I came here through Elise and what do I find??? A book from my childhood that I had forgotten about!! What a wonderful surprise. Thanks so much for the memory.

Jennifer said...

Oh, never heard of it. . . Thanks for the introduction!