Thursday, May 24, 2012

Splash into Summer

I love summer. Wait, let me say it one more time. I LOVE SUMMER! For nine months of the year, I shiver in three or four layers of clothes, but for 3 blessed months of the year, I break out the short sleeves. My arms see the light of day. My face feels the warmth of the sun. And all is right with the world.

Now, I don't want to spoil anything for you, but there's a point in The Bravest Squirrel Ever where Pippi feels that same desperation to see the light of day, feel the warmth of the sun, and scamper through the yard as only squirrels and small children can do.

Pippi the squirrel isn't brave and has no interest in earning the title of "The Bravest Squirrel Ever." Scared of thunder, lightning and being "flopped" by the humans, Pippi only wants to return to Mama's warm, cozy nest. Instead, she stumbles on a better nest. There's only one problem. It's in dangerous, forbidden human territory. The attic nest is too perfect for Pippi to resist, and she moves in. The humans soon discover her. Instead of driving her out, they seal off her only exit, trapping her inside. To escape and to survive, Pippi must face her fears and depend on herself for the first time in her life. In doing so, she learns just how brave a little squirrel can be.

To win a copy of The Bravest Squirrel Ever, please leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about summer. On June 1st, I'll pick one random winner from the comments. Make sure to include your email address and your preferred file type (Kindle, Nook or pdf) in your comments. Contest is open internationally.  Extra brownie points for those who follow this blog, like The Bravest Squirrel Ever's  Amazon page and like The Bravest Squirrel in the Forest's Amazon page.

As a special summer bonus, you can download the second book in The Bravest Squirrel series -- The Bravest Squirrel in the Forest -- free on Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th only (exclusively on Amazon). Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I always love to babysit my nephew during my summer vacation. Happy Summer! :)

  2. I love that my kids are out of school and I get to spend time with them!

    aimeelavalle (@) gmail (dot)com

  3. I'm with you, by the time summer rolls around I'm ready for the heat. I love to sit on my patio in shorts and tshirts with a good glass of wine and read. I also enjoy swimming in an outdoor pool the water is so cold, but when you get out the sun feels so good.

  4. I love the pool. We don't visit the beach often so the swimming pool is a great alternative.
    Kindle, please.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

  5. Thank you for the giveaway! My fave thing about summer is catching up on my reading and movies and TV shows. And vacations, of course! I would love a pdf version hihi.

  6. Hanging out at the park with my boys!

    PDF for me. Thanks!

    jbsmunky at aol dot com

  7. i love the sun
    i have a kindle so w/e you wanna do :)

    heatherwhitford at ymail dot com

  8. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. Hanging out in the sun with the kids at the pool sounds like a sure summer favorite.

    And now for the winner of The Bravest Squirrel Ever ... Shauna Buck, you are the winner! Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly.

    Thanks to everyone who commented. Enjoy your summer.