Little Squirrel

by Joyce Richardson & Illustrated by Jaden Rodriguez



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781480883819
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781480883826

About the Book

One day, Little Squirrel looks up in the sky and sees a lonely cloud floating high above. He decides he must go and catch the cloud so that he can say hello. But no matter how far and how fast he runs, Little Squirrel never seems to get any closer to the lonely cloud.

As he goes up the hill and down into the valley, he meets with many others. Water in the clear, cool stream helps him when he is thirsty. Mighty Mountain and the Great Wind quarrel with one another, but with Little Squirrel’s help, they learn that they are each important. And the broad oak offers him shelter for the night, since it knows that talents differ and that all of them need each other. But can Little Squirrel finally catch the lonely cloud?

Loosely based on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem “A Fable,” this children’s story tells the tale of a squirrel who sets out to meet a lonely cloud in the sky and comes across many others along the way.

About the Author

Joyce Richardson was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in the small mining town of Trona, California. She has enjoyed storytelling and writing ever since she was a child. Since college she has used her writing skills in her local churches, where she served as secretary and wrote scripts for three church musicals. A mother to four and grandmother to fourteen, she lives with her husband, Fred, in Livermore, California.

Illustrator Jaden Rodriquez is a published author and illustrator of children’s books. He was ten years old when he began working on the illustrations for Little Squirrel, for which he used a mixture of watercolor and pencil to create. He also enjoys using programs such as Adobe Animate CC and Final Cut Pro.