Edition: Hardback
ISBN: 9780571255986
No of pages: 40

How to Keep a Pet Squirrel


While dipping into a children’s encyclopaedia from 1910, Axel Scheffler came across a small but indispensible guide to procuring and caring for a pet squirrel.

Intrigued by this oddity, Axel’s imagination set to work. He created a series of delightful, beautifully finished illustrations to accompany the text.

How to Keep a Pet Squirrel is the result - a charming and beguiling curiosity, packed full of wise advice for the adventurous child of a century ago: *

· Plenty of nuts should be provided

· Remember that the squirrel is by its nature a very agile creature, springing from tree to tree

· Such an animal is difficult to tame and always likely, when suddenly alarmed, to give our finger a nasty nip with its teeth

* Of course, no child today would be silly enough to capture and keep a wild squirrel.


Categorised as: Non-fiction
Sub-categories: Reference
Genres & Themes: Illustration; Animals; Practical Guides

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