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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Squirrel Seek Chipmunk - Giveaway and Review

If animals were more like us, if mice kept pets and toads could swear, if dogs had wives and chipmunks dated, sheep sat still and meditated, then in the forest, field, and dairy you might find this bestiary, read by storks, by rates and kitties.

"I found the book to be most droll," might quip the bear, the owl, and the mole. Others, though, would be more coarse. "Bull,"could say the pig and horse. As to the scribe, they'd quote the hen: "Trust me, he's no La Fontaine."

In the newest book, Squirrel Seek Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, you are taken into our everyday lives as seen by certain animal groups. While the story is interesting to see from another perspective, the reader needs to be forewarned that the book is rather graphic despite its childlike cover. Do not make the mistake of thinking this is a child's book. Due to the explict nature of the storyline, I would rate this book a 2 out of 5 stars.

Some of the story interactions besides a squirrel on a blind date with a chipmunk, are a mouse and snake trying to locate a missing relative, the migrating warblers who talk about immigration and people coming to nest in their neck of the woods, as well as many others.

I received this book compliments of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review and think that this book is for a very select audience of readers. This book is available in hardcover, eBook, Audio, CD and large print formats. For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy for yourself, simply click on the book below:

Squirrel Seek Chipmunk

For one lucky follower of my blog, I am giving away a copy of this book. Here are your guidelines for entering this giveaway:

1. You must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Must be a resident of the US and No P.O. Boxes please.

3. I must have a way to contact you if you are the winner, so please make sure to include your email address in your comment. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy of the book. The giveaway will end on December 1st.


  1. Hey Kathleen,
    I am a follower of your blog, please enter me in this give away. This book looks great!

  2. I appreciate your honest review. This book is probably not for everyone but I think I would enjoy reading it. I tend to give animals personalities and would find these humorous little stories entertaining.

    I'm a follower with GFC.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  3. What a happy coincidence this is?! I adore David Sedaris and went to see him speak at my local Borders but haven't yet been able to afford purchasing myself a copy (love my libraries situations like this!). I'd love to win the book and am happy I came across your blog through Book Blogs:)
    Happy Thanksgiving &thanks for the giveaway,
    -follwer via GFC

  4. I love David Sedaris' dry witty works. I have read all of his books, but he's best when he reads his own stuff. I would love to win this, I have it on my request list at my library but it'll take forever to get it.
    following you via gfc as jhb.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest.

  6. I can't win because I don't live in the US - but if anyone does come along and hesitates - DON'T. I love David Sedaris's work and have read all of his books so far.

  7. Please count me in. I am a GFC follower.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  9. I would love to be entered to win this book.
    I haven't read anything by David Sedaris yet.

    I'm a follower

    Thanks for the chance

  10. OhMiGosh!
    I got this book in the mail last week! It's kinda odd but not bad. Just not my taste in books!LOL.


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