Bird & Squirrel On Fire

Series: Bird & Squirrel

by James Burks


Scholastic Inc.
February 2017


Fiction
Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Lexile measure: GN490L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: Q


It's been a long, crazy trip around the world. Now the duo is back in their beloved forest, and Bird wants to throw a party! But Squirrel isn't in the mood to celebrate. His house needs a good cleaning, the river has been dammed up by a pesky beaver, and the forest animals are jittery about a growing menace. Will the dam dry out the forest? Will the mysterious new danger ruin the party? Will Bird finally convince Squirrel to let go and just have a good time? Find out in their hilarious new adventure!
James Burks

James Burks spent 15 years working in the animation industry on various movies and television shows, including The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and most recently on Fan Boy & Chum Chum. James is the author of the Bird & Squirrel graphic novel series for Scholastic, as well as the illustrator for the Branches series Haggis and Tank Unleashed. James lives in Valencia, California.

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  • Praise for Bird & Squirrel On the Run:

    "The brightly colored panels and cartoon artwork attract the eye and complement the engaging, fast-paced story."--School Library Journal

    "The easy-to-follow panels offer a great introduction for readers interested in trying their first graphic novel, and the warm, engaging art has the same vibrant energy of a beloved Saturday morning cartoon."--Booklist

    "The character design is astounding."--Kirkus Reviews

    "Burks' comic-strip-like panels utilize zesty colors, bold compositions, and varying perspectives to create plenty of visual interest."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    Praise for Bird & Squirrel On Ice:

    "The brightly colored, glossy images are absorbing to the eye and the characters' plotlines are intertwined, building suspense as well as ample opportunities to play characters off of one another. Consider this a first purchase for graphic novel collections."--School Library Journal
    Praise for Bird & Squirrel On the Edge:
    "Burks continues to prove a wonderful storyteller with his vivid artwork, which will engage the most reluctant of readers. A must-own for graphic novel collections. "--School Library Journal
    "A brightly medley of friendship, problem-solving, and identity ideal for emerging readers looking for the next step up from leveled readers."--Kirkus Reviews

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