Norma and Belly V01 Donut Feed the Squirrels has a second installment with Apple of My Pie. Ad when I finally got my hands on this early/easy reader I was most happy as the first book was a tasty treat. (Now I need wait until August 2022 for Pizza My Heart).
Mika Song’s cute squirrels are back and ready for adventure. Pop the Squirrel accidently gets squirreled-napped as he falls into the truck that goes to the apple farm. It is up to Norma, Belly and Little B to save him.
And that seems like it would be pretty much it. And it is. Sure the adult could find deeper meanings (there is no place like home) and appreciate some of the more subtle “adultness” but overall it is just a fun story about a squirrel family and the adventures they get themselves into this time around.
As many easy or early readers, this book has few words, and the illustrations are heavy. But in this case, they are simple illustrations with little details, even if they are the main drive of the story. They bring it home, but Song made sure the text moves along framing the story even more. It is a fun time for the ages it is aimed at (five and up).
I would recommend reading Donut Fee the Squirrels first, as book two can be a solo book, but the introduction to the gang is in book one and it would flow better with background (as it was I hadn’t read the first in ages, therefore, I should have had a refresher myself).