The Great Squirrel Uprising by Dan Elish

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With the help of Sally, a sympathetic ten-year-old human, Scruff the squirrel leads a consortium of squirrels and birds in a blockade of New York's Central Park to protest the litter there.
 

About Dan Elish

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Dan Elish has written television shows, magazine articles, and many books, including "The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks", "The Worldwide Dessert Contest", and "Born Too Short". He also collaborated with Jason Robert Brown on the musical "13". At age 13, he attended his best friend's bar mitzvah in a pair of ripped-up sneakers. Dan lives with his wife and two children in New York City. Denys Cazet is the author and illustrator of more than 25 picture books for children, including "Never Spit On Your Shoes, " winner of the California Young Readers Medal. The books about Minnie and Moo are his first for beginning readers. He was inspired to tell stories about the silly cow best-friends when he passed a herd of cows in which all but two were facing the same way. The other two stood next to each other, facing in the opposite direction from the rest of the cows. He immediately dubbed the two nonconformists Minnie and Moo and imagined the adventures two cows who were loyal friends rather than followers of the herd. Mr. Cazet is currently writing I Can Read Books featuring Elvis the Rooster from the farm on which Minnie and Moo live. Mr. Cazet was an elementary school teacher for 25 years, and has also been a school librarian and elementary school media specialist. He remains active in his local elementary school parent and advisory committees. A California native, Mr. Cazet lives with his family in the foothills of the Napa Valley.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Scholastic. 113 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Fed up with humans and their litter, a band of squirrels blockades the roads into New York City's Central Park.

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