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You see, Squirrel cared only for his own nut hoard,
so the troubles of his neighbours were always ignored.

A red squirrel spends all of his time selfishly hoarding nuts, refusing to share with the woodland creatures around him, even for a grand Christmas feast. Despite the fact that other animals have scarcely anything to eat, Squirrel only keeps the nuts for himself. On a Christmas Eve walk he encounters three wise trees, who hope to teach him a valuable lesson in time for Christmas Day.

“A Christmas Squirrel was an easy to grasp re-telling of the classic with a lot of warmth, making it the perfect story for family reading this Christmas as the story was very joyful with a strong moral message.” – Children’s author and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell

“I was lucky enough to be part of the judging process as well as to illustrate the winning book and whilst the calibre of entries was wonderful, the story of a Christmas squirrel is a perfect depiction of the meaning behind A Christmas Carol. I hope readers enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed illustrating it, and I look forward to reading it to my grandchildren this Christmas.” – Children’s illustrator Ian Beck

“Mike’s story is magical and will delight families this Christmas, and I particularly like the food-sharing element of Mike’s re-telling. The tale’s link to the natural world is lovely. It is a great story of rhyme and reason.” – Taffy Thomas MBE, Britain’s first Storyteller laureate

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5921.0 KB
  • Print Length: 11 pages
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077YSBTMZ
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

A wonderful Christmas book for children.

 on 27 December 2017
By Christine Roche
What a beautiful Christmas story for children. It puts across the meaning of the importance of sharing and giving at Christmas in the retelling of an old classic using the creatures of the woodland. It is very English in its setting and has a classic moral to the story. I love the use of the wise trees and the natural forest environment. The rhyme used throughout gives it a sing-song effect which is really engaging. The illustrations are excellent. I absolutely loved it and will take great pleasure in making it a new tradition for all of the children in my family. Brilliant!

Amazing book

 on 21 December 2017
By LL7787
Amazing book. Properly written and great rhyming. Lovely way to teach children the Dicken’s A Christmas Carol story. Bought one to read to my children and then sent one to my friend’s little girl as I loved it so much!

More Christmas cheer than you can shake your tinsel at!

 on 19 December 2017
By Amazon Customer
An absolutely heart warming rendition of a classic story with more Christmas cheer than you can shake your tinsel at! In an era of digital animation it’s great to see some wonderfully traditional illustrations which accompany the story incredibly. Mr Doodson is obviously a very talented writer and has captured the true spirit of Christmas with a unique take on this story. I look forward to seeing more from him!

A Christmas squirrel

 on 21 December 2017
By Rachel
What a excellent book. The author has really caught the spirit of Christmas. I hope he goes on to write more

Charming children’s story

 on 17 December 2017
By col
What a treat to tell this story to my grandchildren. A lovely twist that retains the warmth of A Christmas Carol.

Warm and Fuzzy

 on 19 December 2017
By P A Piper-Keane
What a wonderful Christmas story! I’ve bought a copy for all the children in my family. A very clever re-imagining of a much loved story. Such a lovely tale with an important hidden message for children to share, to understand the joy you get from sharing and not to be materialistic. Beautiful illustrations too. Wonderful.

Five Stars

 on 13 January 2018
By Fernsy
Fantastic book, my daughter really enjoys the story and animation.

Four Stars

 on 21 December 2017
By big bear
nice tale

I’m a nursery teacher and the children loved this book

7 people found this helpful.
 on 8 December 2017
By Sarah Catherine Carstairs
Wow!! I’m a nursery teacher and the children loved this book!! I recommend all schools, nursery’s and parents buy this book for their children. Amazing!!!!!!

Well written and deserved winner

3 people found this helpful.
 on 9 December 2017
By Kelly
I entered myself so was naturally keen to see the winning entry. This has been very well written and you have used the rhyming and descriptive language very well. First of all congratulations and a big …WELL DONE! You should be proud. Wishing you luck in your future career as a writer 🙂
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