A Christmas Squirrel written by Mike Doodson and illustrated by Ian Beck is a beautiful sunny tale for children and it remembers under many aspects the famous A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Just, in this case protagonists are animals and there are no ghosts around.
Everyone in the wood celebrated Christmas and were joyous or they tried to be. Animals without too much food on their table, other luckiest ones, all happy and joyous together.
Just an animal lived in complete solitude and all alone.
It was an avid squirrel.
Very rich of food but unable to share his richness with anyone, he loved to seeing the food and opulence accumulated in his stores with avidity and with the right of keeping everything for himself. Sure: he accumulated all alone that nuts.
At the same time a numerous and indigent family of moles tried to search for some food during the Christmas Day. Badger couldn't assure them that the lunch would have been so rich but he would have been glad to share what he had on his table with them in the real Christmas' Spirit.
At the same time the voice of conscience speaks to the avid squirrel, once generous and opened with everyone - remember the story of Scrooge? - when young and I can tell you that there will be a happy end for everyone.
A wonderful very well illustrated children's book that I am sure will speak to the heart of everyone.
I downloaded this eBook on Amazon but you can also find the physical copy if your kid prefers that one.
Anna Maria Polidori