Being good, do something nice to others or stuff like this. Coming up with a New Year's Resolution is not easy, and the Squirrel protagonist of this book knows that well since he can't come up with one!
It's written by Pat Miller and illlustrated by Kathi Ember, and being sold on Amazon in paperback for 7,70 dollars, or Kindle for 6.
It's January first, and as the radio in Squirrel's house says, it's the perfect day to make a new year's resolution. But the poor guy have no idea about how to make it, so he goes asking for help to Bear, who might know something about that. After Squirrel asks if they are like snacks, he says that resolutions are way more important than them! He explains that they are promise to help others or similar stuff - for example, he wants to teach people reading, startin with Skunk.
Speaking about Skunk, Squirrel goes up to see her, since the poor smelly animal is sick in the bed... she would prefere to get better and learn to read, however (that's her resolution indeed). Squirrel manages to cheer her up and maker her laugh with a little game of hiding, popping out and saying "Boo". Laughter is the better medicine, they say, and probably the doctor (an owl) agrees about that, since he says Skunk that she can get up and visit Bear.
Squirrel starts to feel hungry, and on his way to the diner meet Turtle and Mole, who decide to plant a garden but they still don't know where. Squirrel, being a squirrel, easily help them out by climbing on a tree and finding the perfect spot.
Then it's time to get to the diner! Here, he meets Porcupine. His resolution is to be less grumpy, but being a spikey porcupine he can't think about anything funny to laugh of. Squirrel tells him a joke about a squirrel running back and forth because "he got nuts", and eventually manages to make Porcupine laugh out loud.
So, everyone had a resolution... but Squirrel. He hopes that the New Year special offered by Rabbit would help him somehow to come up with something. But suddenly, every animal Squirrel helped enter the diner, and they are look happy and thankful. Rabbit explains to Squirrel that his actions were meaningful, and way better than simple words. Helping someone each day! That's can be a good resolution. Squirrel is so sure that the new year will surely be a happy one.
And yes, with good reason: helping each other is always nice, and the lesson taught in this book is surely meaningful and important. It's a little long for younger readers, but the drawings are gorgeous, colorful and rich of nice details.
Reading this book might be your New Year's Resolution!
- Gorgeous drawings
- Very colorful
- Amazing way to start a new year
- Would order again
- Good message about New Year's resolution and doing good in general
- Lovable characters
- Was as described
- A little long for young kids
- The Kindle version wasn't supported on some readers
- Text on Kindle is very tiny