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{Bird & Squirrel on the Run: James Burks}Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks
Series: Bird & Squirrel
Published by Graphix on August 1, 2012
Genres: Childrens, Graphic Novels, Middle School
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Bird and Squirrel outwit Cat and become best friends in this zany adventure.

Squirrel is afraid of his own shadow. Bird doesn’t have a care in the world. And Cat wants to eat Bird and Squirrel. Of course, he’ll have to catch them first, and that’s not going to be easy.

Join this trio as they head south for the winter in a hilarious road trip. But watch out! Cat is waiting around every bend, and he’s one pesky feline.

{My thoughts} – Bird and Squirrel are a nice little duo that are complete polar opposites. Bird loves to do things without thinking it through first. Squirrel is more of the micromanaging type of character.

The illustrations in this book are a great additions to the text on the pages. I really enjoyed flipping through and reading this book. Both Bird and Squirrel are on the path to going to the South together. They have some bumps along the way, but in the end it all seems to work out. The best part I think is that they end up becoming friends. In the beginning of the book you would have not been able to think that was an actual possibility.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I think it will make a great addition to any child’s bookshelf. I think that it has the potential to become a loved book for any child that gets the pleasure of reading it. It has a nice combination of seriousness and humor, which makes for a fun read all around.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.