Monday, June 10, 2019

Margo's Musings: Whose Nut is it?


There are squirrels and chipmunks all over our yard. My sister, Margo, loves to watch them racing about. So, I wasn’t surprised when we walked into the children’s section of our local library and she pointed at I Want That Nut, which was part of a Charter Oak Book Award display. The cover is cute, and I know the chipmunk caught her eye right away.


In the story, Chipmunk and Mouse are having fun playing together when they find a nut. Of course, they both want it. The story shows one of them having it and the other one tricking them out of having it. It made us chuckle to see some of the disguises used and how they tried to get the nut. But in the end, the nut belongs to someone else, and don’t think they won’t try to take it back! If the nut is lost, will they be able to work together to share something else? If they keep the nut, will it still cause a problem with their friendship? Will they learn to share or think it’s better to have something for their very own? You’ll have to read this picture book to find out.


The illustrations are very appealing. I also like that there was a message in the story, but it was delivered through a lot of laughter. It’s a great book to read aloud because of all the speech bubbles. We even found some adults acting out the story in Readers Theater on YouTube. If you're interested, take a look. I know Margo loved watching the story in action.

Has anyone else read I Want That Nut? Or have you read another book by Madeline Valentine? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!
~F

44 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun story. I have birds and squirrels who visit my balcony to get the nuts I put out, such fun to watch them! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- It is a fun story. Also- I always love watching birds and squirrels too! :) ~L

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  2. Little Chipmunk and Mouse, where there is one nut, there is bound to be more!

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  3. Sounds like a fun book. I would have liked to read this with my daughter when she was young. Funny that you picked this week to review a book about nuts after the nut riddle last week.

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    1. Natalie- It is lots of fun! It's a "nutty" time around here. :) ~L

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  4. I don't know that one - but I love the artwork. Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Sounds like a fun read. Reminds me of Ice Age:)
    Have a great week.

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  6. That sounds so cute! I'll have to see if our local library has it! I know the wee one would enjoy having it read to him!

    betty

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    1. Betty- The wee one will definitely get a kick out of it. :) ~F

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  7. This looks so darn cute. I love the illustrations!

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    1. Heidi- I think the illustrations are adorable too! :) ~F

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  8. Sounds like an adorable book! Very cute illustrations, too!

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    1. Sherry- It's a great book to share with kids. :) ~F

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  9. The illustrations are great. This would have been just the kind of book my students would have loved.

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  10. This sounds an excellent book and it looks so appealing, I love the illustrations.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- It's a great book and the illustrations add a lot to the fun. ;) ~F

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  11. Reading SHOULD be fun, and I smiled even reading your review. Many thanks.

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  12. This book sounds fun to be read along to kids!

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  13. Sure sounds like a fun one. Oh what a nut can cause

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  14. Nuts are so yummy and I love them too. This books looks so fun and clever. Some of the ideas that writers come up with are truly brilliant! Hugs...RO

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    1. RO- I agree! Always interesting to read new books! :) ~F

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  15. What fun! Makes me wish I had little ones at home to read it with. Mm, I wonder if the cats would listen to me read it to them. Might try and see.

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    1. Beverly- The cats might really enjoy it. They may get a bit excited too. :) ~F

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  16. Oh this looks like such a sweet book, I love the illustrations. I hope there is a hedgehog or two in there as well. :-)

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    1. Tracy- That would be a wonderful addition to the story. :) ~F

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  17. So cute and I love the illustrations! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- Thanks for stopping by! :) ~F

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  18. That's adorable. I love the little mouse.

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  19. So cute! The squirrels in my yard just throw pinecones at me...

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  20. Fun. The adult could read one part, the emerging reader the other.

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  21. The book and story sounds so adorable to be read with the little ones.

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    1. Authors with Advice- Definitely! Kids will really enjoy it. :) ~F

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