By Don M. Winn
Illustrated by Dave Allred
20 pages / ages 4+
Published by Cardboard Box Adventures on January 11, 2012
Twitch is a very bold squirrel. He is great at collecting nuts. He saw a ravine with a HUGE tree on the other side of the ravine. The tree was full of nuts! Twitch’s parents told him it wasn’t safe to cross the ravine to get to the tree but Twitch ignored his parents rules and tried to get to the tree. Twitch’s actions put him into terrible danger!
I really liked “Twitch The Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge” a lot. The message of the book is something that all kids should read. I have to say that I had an experience similar to Twitch’s. I went on thin ice (literally) after my parents told me to stay away from the water, to not even go near it…and I didn’t listen. I fell through the ice but I was lucky and was able to get out. I am sad because I didn’t listen to my parents when they trusted me. This book has special meaning to me. I realize that parents tell kids not to do things to help protect them. Besides the great message of this book, I like the illustrations and the fact that Mr. Winn includes questions at the back of the book that parents can talk to their kids about. Questions like “Do your parents make rules you don’t understand?” and “If you were a parent what kind of rules would you make?” I think this book would be great for kids of all ages!
Mr. Winn has a whole series of great picture books with great messages. You can learn more about his books by visiting his website by clicking HERE.