How to Keep a Pet Squirrel

Author: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571271758

Category: Humor

Page: 40

View: 8968

'Such an animal is difficult to tame and always likely, when suddenly alarmed, to give our finger a nasty nip with its teeth' While dipping into The Children's Encyclopaedia of 1910, Axel Scheffler came across a small but indispensible guide to procuring and caring for your pet squirrel. Intrigued by the unlikely notion of a child attempting to keep so wild an animal, Axel created a series of delightful, beautifully finished illustrations to accompany the text.

Outwitting Squirrels

101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed from Your Birdf

Author: Bill Adler

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749414

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 3325

Bird-loving Americans share a common problem: squirrels! These fast, greedy, incredibly crafty, fluffy-tailed rodents pillage birdfeeders before owners’ very eyes. For 25 years, Outwitting Squirrels has been leading the charge to help bird lovers defend their feeders. This classic defense manual for the besieged birder has been fully updated to deal with the more tech-savvy twenty-first-century squirrel. It provides 101 cunning strategies, both serious and hilarious, for outsmarting these furry, but not so cute, creatures. Adler discusses the different bird personalities and the best seed to attract them. He rates birdfeeders based upon how squirrel-proof, or squirrel-vexing, they are and discusses creative antisquirrel structures and devices. Spooker poles, Perrier bottles, baffled fishing line, Teflon spray, Vaseline, water bombs, cayenne pepper, and Nixalite—the author has tried them all, and here he regales intrepid bird feeders with his squirrel-thwarting adventures and misadventures.

A Really Super Book About Squirrels

Author: Graham Taylor

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740789635

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 2375

Graham Taylor was sitting in his kitchen one morning, contemplating the universe over a bowl of cold cereal, when he noticed a squirrel outside the window--the same squirrel he'd seen countless times before. How nice it would be, he thought, if that squirrel could be my friend. So he jotted down a few lines to that effect and displayed his creative endeavor on the fridge, which is where his friend Graham Roumieu spotted it. Roumieu illustrated these meandering thoughts and urged Taylor to do more. The rest, as they say, is history. A Really Super Book About Squirrels is a quirky little humor book that combines art and words into a collection that will appeal to both the squirrel lovers and squirrel haters among us. It's a tongue-in-cheek tribute to that backyard rodent that we really want to like.

Getting a Squirrel to Focus

Engage and Persuade Today's Listeners

Author: Patricia B. Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615368580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 6695

What can achieve a 23,900% increase in the attention span of a squirrel? An acorn! As listeners, our attention spans are more like a squirrels than you might think. In this book, world-renown communication consultant and sought after speaker Dr. Patricia Scott will explain how these message ingredients make your message an acorn for your listeners. A Audience C Credibility O Order R Remember me N Need to connect Following this easy to use recipe, you can apply this time-tested persuasive strategy to any presentation, sales call, conversation, interview or negotiation. Who are the squirrels in your life? What is your communication strategy? Can you get your squirrel to focus?

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A Modest Bestiary

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316131278

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 4411

Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members. With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.

Squirrel Wars

Backyard Wildlife Battles & How To Win Them

Author: George H Harrison

Publisher: Willow Creek Press

ISBN: 1623435544

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8781

Just in time for spring, the popular Squirrel Wars book has received a new cover that is sure to catch the eye of home owners everywhere. Despite our reverence for wildlife, many of our most favorite species raise havoc in lawns and gardens from city to suburbia. This book solves backyard problems with squirrels, raccoons, deer, crows, insects and a host of other "pests" who raid backyard bird feeders and garbage cans, nest in chimneys, eat shrubbery, dig holes, tunnel in lawns, and attack garden foliage. Informative tips, devices, and methods are explained that will lead to a peaceful coexistence with all animals, great and small.

Squirrels

A Wildlife Handbook

Author: Kim Long

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555661526

Category: Nature

Page: 181

View: 959

An introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of squirrels, with fact tables for nine different squirrel species.

A Squirrel's Tale

Author: Richard Fowler

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780881101577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

View: 7850

Looking for the nuts he has hidden, a hungry squirrel visits a nest of fledglings, Mr. Owl, Frog, Vole, Mole, a cave of bats, and the house of the woodchopper.

There's a Flying Squirrel in My Coffee

Overcoming Cancer with the Help of My Pet

Author: Bill Goss

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781416573692

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 6113

What if you just finished the most exciting day of your life -- a thirty-year dream exploding into a spectacular reality -- then the next day you found out you were going to die? How would you feel? What would you do? Lt. Commander Bill Goss, USN (Ret), lived the American Dream. Ever since he was a boy and heard about Chuck Yeager's historic flight, this hard-working man had dreams of breaking the sound barrier. Many things happened that could have defused his dream (including working as a garbage man), but Goss persevered...and twenty years after slinging his last trash can was strapped into the rear cockpit of a dual-seat F-18 Hornet ready to break the sound barrier. Bill Goss figured that this exhilarating flight would keep him on cloud nine for a very long time. He figured wrong. The next day he heard three of the most terrifying words in the English language: You have cancer. This is Bill Goss's inspiring account of his triumph over a deadly form of skin cancer: his love for family and friends, his courage and pride, and most of all, his affection for a little bundle of fur that fell from a nest in an old oak tree. Turns out that this tiny flying squirrel, soon named Rocky, was just the right copilot for Goss. Whether nestled in the pocket of Goss's bathrobe or perched high upon his head, this little aviator helped his pilot navigate the ups and downs of cancer. He turned out to be the perfect distraction -- and the perfect little friend. Writing with honesty, bravery, and humor, this former Navy pilot and father of twins shares the story of his all-out war on cancer, and his remarkable journey back to health. Determined and sincere, Goss describes how his deep-seated connections to his family, to his friends, to nature, to his animals -- and especially to his "copilot," an injured baby flying squirrel named Rocky -- aided him in the enriching and unforgettable fight of his life.

Pets in America

A History

Author: Katherine C. Grier

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 080787714X

Category: Pets

Page: 392

View: 7153

Entertaining and informative, Pets in America is a portrait of Americans' relationships with the cats, dogs, birds, fishes, rodents, and other animals we call our own. More than 60 percent of U.S. households have pets, and America grows more pet-friendly every day. But as Katherine C. Grier demonstrates, the ways we talk about and treat our pets--as companions, as children, and as objects of beauty, status, or pleasure--have their origins long ago. Grier begins with a natural history of animals as pets, then discusses the changing role of pets in family life, new standards of animal welfare, the problems presented by borderline cases such as livestock pets, and the marketing of both animals and pet products. She focuses particularly on the period between 1840 and 1940, when the emotional, behavioral, and commercial characteristics of contemporary pet keeping were established. The story is filled with the warmth and humor of anecdotes from period diaries, letters, catalogs, and newspapers. Filled with illustrations reflecting the whimsy, the devotion, and the commerce that have shaped centuries of American pet keeping, Pets in America ultimately shows how the history of pets has evolved alongside changing ideas about human nature, child development, and community life. This book accompanies a museum exhibit, "Pets in America," which opens at the McKissick Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, in December 2005 and will travel to five other cities from May 2006 through May 2008.

Children Make Terrible Pets

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316247340

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8172

Check out this bestselling, rollicking, and humorous twist on the classic "first pet" story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy! When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she's absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, "Children make terrible pets." But mom relents, and Lucy gets to name her new pet Squeaker. Through a series of hilarious and surprising scenes, readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.

Mabby the Squirrel's Guide to Flying

Author: Matthew Claybrook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946446770

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 252

View: 5187

How could a little handful of misfit squirrel pups do anything about the dark shadows? And further, how can Mabby succeed in his pursuit of major airtime and general awesomeness, with such awful and annoying distractions, like conspiracy and murder?

Baby Squirrels

Author: Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Publisher: Blastoff! Readers

ISBN: 9781626172203

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9592

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces baby squirrels to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--

May I Pet Your Dog?

The How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids)

Author: Stephanie Calmenson,Jan Ormerod

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618510344

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5058

Harry the dog explains how to safely meet him and his friends.

Scaredy Squirrel

Author: Mélanie Watt

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145323943X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

View: 9360

HERE’S THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL: I NEVER leave my nut tree. It’s way too dangerous out there. I could encounter germs, poison ivy or sharks. If danger comes along, I’m prepared. I have antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute. But things really get shaken up later in the book when I’m forced out of my tree by a vicious intruder! Will I survive this ordeal? Will I undergo a life-changing experience? Will I discover my true inner self? READ MY NUTTY ADVENTURE TO FIND OUT . . . *Caution: This story is not suitable for green Martians. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Flora & Ulysses

The Illuminated Adventures

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763667242

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9350

The 2014 Newbery Medal winner, written by beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo. Holy unanticipated occurrences! From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format—a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black and white by K. G. Campbell. Includes an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

A Squirrel's Story

A True Tale

Author: Jana Bommersbach,Jeff Yesh

Publisher: Little Five Star

ISBN: 9781589852525

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9728

Shirlee Squirrel and her family move into a birdhouse designed for wood ducks, where she teaches her children everything gray tree squirrels need to know about safety, survival, and kindness.

Medieval Pets

Author: Kathleen Walker-Meikle

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843837587

Category: History

Page: 179

View: 5298

An engaging and informative survey of medieval pet keeping which also examines their representation in art and literature.

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Author: Mélanie Watt

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554533856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 4397

Scaredy Squirrel is reluctant to make a friend because he's afraid he might be bitten, so he uses his best defense techniques when a dog approaches him, with unexpected results.

Squirrel Inc.

A Fable of Leadership through Storytelling

Author: Stephen Denning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787975397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8049

Take a satirical scamper through organizational life in the midst of changing times, brought to you by master storyteller and former World Bank executive Steve Denning. With wisdom and a healthy dose of wit, Denning introduces a cast of furry characters who together learn the fine art of change through storytelling in their quest to overcome obstacles, generate enthusiasm and teamwork, share knowledge, and ultimately lead their company into a new era of success and significance. Through the stories of Squirrel Inc., readers will learn that the ability to tell the right story at the right time can determine the outcome of any major change effort. In each chapter Denning's squirrels learn to use storytelling to address leadership challenges: How to bring about change How to communicate who you are How to transmit values How to foster collaboration How to stop rumors How to share knowledge How to lead your organization into the future