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Ahoy mateys! A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can't believe his luck! An X marks the spot of 100,000 NUTS! Set sail for adventure with vibrant illustrations and imaginative rhyming text to discover how exciting a pirate's life can be!"...

Title : Squirrel Me Timbers
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ISBN : 9781479591770
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 247 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Squirrel Me Timbers Reviews

  • Cheryl Gladfelter
    2018-12-27 09:29

    Awesome story about a pirate squirrel who finds a treasure map that'll lead him to nuts. A fun read aloud.

  • Bruce Gargoyle
    2018-12-27 14:23

    I received a digital copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis: A pirate squirrel must follow a map to discover buried treasure. Will the treasure live up to his expectations? And what’s a squirrel to do with all that booty?If you are a bit over the whole pirate thing that seems to be booming in children’s books these days, I can guarantee that adding in a squirrely twist livens things up nicely. The rhymes are a little awkward to read aloud at times, but the cheeky illustrations and the unexpected “treasure” are fun and original. Sammy is a very likeable protagonist and I did have a bit of a giggle at some of the twists in his nutty quest. This should appeal greatly to young swashbucklers looking for a new perspective on what makes a pirate tick.

  • Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes)
    2019-01-15 12:06

    This title was insanely cute and I loved it!

  • Liz Todd
    2019-01-14 12:02

    Love the ending! Squirrel history!

  • Sharon Tyler
    2019-01-02 13:06

    Squirrel Me Timbers by Louise Pigott is a picturebook which is currently scheduled for release on April 1 2016. A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can t believe his luck! An X marks the spot of 100,000 NUTS! He sets off on an adventure to follow the map and find the treasure.Squirrel Me Timbers is a cute picture book about a young squirrel that has always dreamed of more. When he sets off on his adventure he discovers that things are not as much fun as he expects, and that excitement is not always enjoyable. A few scares and dangerous situations have him thrilled to reach his destination, only to discover the treasure does not look quite like he expected. I think the story is good fun, but not fantastic. My favorite part is the very end, when the squirrel’s treasure rains on him from above, rather than digging up buried nots. I like the subtle bit about the nature of planting nuts and how trees grow, but wonder if all the readers will catch it on the first read. Squirrel Me Timbers is a fun little book. I think it is fun, and will be appreciated for a couple reads. I would recommend borrowing from a library rather than adding to the home collection. While it is a entertaining read I do not think it will become one of the constantly reread picture books that frequent bedtime routines.

  • Sandra
    2018-12-25 11:30

    Sammy is a squirrel and considers himself a pirate. He "sails" the forest looking for pirate affairs. And one day it finally happens, Sammy finds a treasure map! The X marks the spot where hundreds of nuts are. Sammy is ready to go! A trip full of dangers and adventures is waiting for him ahead, but Sammy triumphantly goes through them all having always in mind the hundreds of nuts in the spot marked with the X. What at disappointment when he finally reaches the spot and not even one nut is there! Sammy is so mad he kicks a tree as hard as he can. Thousand of nuts fall from the trees! Trees that grew from the hundreds of nuts some pirates buried in the spot marked with an X!Sammy is incredible funny and lovely, the story is hilarious, the rhymed text is really enjoyable, and the illustrations are perfect for the tale. 5 Stars for this great book!Expected publication date: January 1st, 2016!Age range: 3 to 6 years oldI received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Check out more children's book reviews in my Reviews in Chalk Blog!

  • Pop Bop
    2018-12-29 11:21

    So, Why Not A Squirrel Pirate?The squirrel is peppy, the rhymes are clever, the storytelling is brisk, and the whole thing is sort of raucous fun.This is a high energy number as we follow Squirrel through a huge assortment of adventures as he searches for pirate treasure. It's a little manic and almost breathless, so I don't know if I'd pull this one off the shelf at bedtime, but for loud active rhyming fun this could be just the thing. Squirrel is drawn in an appealing fashion and the action is clear on the page, so it looks like the book would be easy for a kid to get into. And it does seem to lend itself especially to being read aloud.So, if everyone's in the mood for a little timbers shivering, this could be a nice choice.(Please note that I received a free advance will-self-destruct-in-x-days Adobe Digital copy of this book in exchange for a candid review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)

  • Storywraps
    2019-01-04 11:26

    Sammy the squirrel dreams of sailing the seas and thinks he's a least that's what he says! He amazingly finds a treasure map on the ground and lo and behold a huge red X marks the exact location of guess what? Hundreds of nuts. Now how can Sammy say no to a pirate plot that was made in heaven... a treasure trove of nuts ripe for the taking? It's a little squirrel's dream indeed!Sammy the squirrel is energetic, he's on a mission and he is definitely going to make this happen. The pace of the story is fast and breath-taking and Sammy wants you, the reader, to try and keep up with him on his wild nut-finding escapade. Written in rhyme that's appealing to kids, this book lends itself to being read aloud. The adorable squirrel character is drawn in an expressive way and is a full action figure. This is the author's debut book as both a writer and an illustrator and she did a magnificent job. More please. I highly recommend "Squirrel Me Timbers".

  • Jezire C Akin
    2019-01-16 14:20 received this from and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I loved this selection. Children's books have really been great this year and seem to be headed in an awesome direction in 2016! I love the squirrels and the pirates and all the mishaps and adventures that took place.It was fun and I could see this being read in a kindergarten classroom and kids participating and enjoying the rhyming rhythm of the text. So awesome.Overall, this is a story of a lot of obstacles trying to keep you from completing your goals but keeping hope and faith and completing them despite the difficulties. What a strong image to send young children. I loved it.The illustrations we also a ton of fun and I think little boys especially will gravitate toward this book.

  • Krista Tomblin
    2018-12-25 10:17

    Squirrel Me Timbers follows a squirrel who thinks he is a pirate. He finds a treasure map that marks a treasure of many nuts. Along his journey to find where X marks the spot he meets a few bumps in the road... or well....sea. When he finally makes it to the the spot he finds nothing, becomes up set then gets knocked by a falling object, a nut. When he looks up he finds SO MANY nuts up in the trees. His ancestors buried their nut treasure years ago that grew into trees. I really liked this children's book. The story is very cute. I enjoyed the pace, rhythm and rhyme. The illustrations and fabulous. My children love watching squirrels outside our home and my son loves pirate anything so they were very excited to see a squirrel pirate!My family received our copy of Squirrel Me Timbers from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kate Puleo Unger
    2019-01-16 10:15

    This book was cute, but it's really for younger readers. Squirrel finds a map to buried treasure - nuts, of course. The reader is repeatedly reminded that X marks the spot, which seemed a little unnecessary for an older reader. It just didn't appeal to me as much at this stage, with my son being almost 6.The illustrations were fun. But the rhyming was a little forced and difficult to read at times. The message at the end, about acorns growing into trees when they're buried, was a little random, but nice and educational.This book didn't really stand out as one I would want to own or even recommend. That being said if you have younger children (2-4 years old), and your library has a copy, it's worth a read.

  • A Reader's Heaven
    2019-01-05 09:08

    (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)Ahoy mateys! A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can’t believe his luck! X marks the spot of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND NUTS! Set sail for adventure with vibrant illustrations and imaginative rhyming text to discover how exciting a pirate’s life can be!For ages 3-6.Funny! A squirrel pirate (at least, that's what he says) in search of the treasure marked with an "X" on a map. Lots of clever rhymes and bright, colourful pictures that are engaging. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone with children up to the ages of 5 or 6.PaulARH

  • Mary Luzader
    2018-12-25 09:07

    Sammy the squirrel wants to be a pirate, even though he doesn't live near a sea. But when he finds a treasure map leading to what he believes will be a bounty of nuts, he goes on an adventure. The map takes Sammy through some scary situations, and when he gets to where X marks the spot, all he finds is a forest. What he doesn't realize is that the treasure that was buried many years ago had grown into a treasure of trees.This books is a fun tale helping children learn about maps, perseverance, and plants in a subtle and fun way. This story could start many conversations with your child to lead to more learning opportunities.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-14 11:25

    A young squirrel has always dreamed of sailing the seas as a pirate. So when he finds a treasure map, he can t believe his luck! An X marks the spot of 100,000 nuts! He sets off on an adventure to follow the map and find the treasure.The journey isn't quite as easy as our young hero expected. And the treasure he finds is not quite as imagined either, though incredibly delicious! The cadence of this rhyming story is perfect for upbeat story times.I received this e-Arc from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Richelle Zirkle
    2019-01-01 16:29

    Adorable tale tells the story of young Sammy the squirrel who fancies himself a Pirate! When Sammy finds a treasure map, he sets his mind to follow the course and encounters many obstacles along his path. A crocodile, a stinky ship and some thistles can't stop Sammy! This is a treasure he is determined to find.My toddler and I loved the bright, fun illustrations, and the cadence of the rhyme that tells the story was perfect for keeping his attention. I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  • Jason Stanley
    2019-01-10 12:25

    This fun book for children ages 3-6 from author and illustrator Louise Pigott, is a joy and delight! The main character is a squirrel and a pirate! The story has a nice rhythm and rhyme to it, making it enjoyable for children younger than 3 to listen to.Sammy the squirrel sets out to discover the buried treasure of endless acorns (he is a squirrel, after all).Read more at

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2018-12-23 15:17

    This book is so funny. If you love pirates, you will love Squirrel Me Timbers. This young squirrel, Sammy, finds a treasure map and heads off to find the treasure which he hopes will be a cache of leaves. He has adventures on the way told in rhyme accompanied by wonderful illustrations. The treasure at the end is not what I expected, but it was a great ending.I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

  • Gina
    2018-12-29 14:21

    I received this book from NetGalley. The illustrations have good color and good design and do a great job of conveying a pirate theme. The story has a good rhyming format and it a lot of fun. I laughed several times. The book also includes some cause and effect and science which I liked. There's adventure, jokes, expressions of emotion, and lots of fun. An all around great story for the PreK-2 set and a good read aloud choice. Also a good gift.

  • Hil
    2018-12-19 16:02

    Review from Raising Fairies and KnightsThis is a fun story about a squirrel who is following a treasure map to reach a treasure of nuts. He encounters other fun adventures along the way. It was a little spooky at one part, but did not scare my daughter too much. Very cute story and anyone interested in pirates will enjoy this.http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.c...

  • Angie
    2018-12-17 09:26

    The rhyme stayed on point throughout the entire story, and the moving plot made for a quick pace. I can't wait to read this one aloud! It would be great for storytime. Preschoolers love pirates, and who can resist that adorable Sammy the squirrel? Full disclosure: I received this ARC through netgalley.

  • Yvonne
    2018-12-19 10:03

    A very adorable Pirate story. I thought the cover was cute and the graphics were great. I really liked the poem rhythm aspect of the book. The story itself was a perfect length. The best part was that my daughter loved it. She made me read it twice in a row. I got this book for free from netgalley to read for my honest review. The opinions in this review are 100% my own.

  • Christine
    2018-12-29 12:05

    I received an ecopy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Gosh this was cute! I read storytimes to preschoolers at my workplace (a public library) and I think this would really go over well. The rhymes, the pictures and Sammy himself are just right for little ones. It's funny and smart and the pictures are great. I will be using this in storytime!

  • Melissa
    2018-12-19 10:24

    This book absolutely cracked me up! Who would have thought to have a pirate-squirrel crossover?? Brilliant. This hilarious little story has Sammy the pirate-squirrel hunting for a bounty of nut-treasure.Having just had a conversation with my husband about how squirrels bury nuts for winter but then forget about them, I loved the twist at the end!

  • Angel
    2019-01-14 14:22

    This is a cute story of a squirrel that see's himself as a pirate. When he finds a treasure map he has adventures to the end. But at the end, his bounty is questionable. Enjoyable. Very nice illustrations throughout! Reviewed through NetGalley for an honest review.

  • Cariadne
    2019-01-12 12:21

    Fun rhyme and images, decently layout. However, what I think made this ok for me was I would have liked more variety on the line about x the spot. The line which was used throughout the rhyme got stale. Also, the treasure ending was cute, but so-so and not as clever or wow as I was hoping.

  • Amy
    2018-12-27 10:26

    An energetic and hopeful squirrel sets out on a treasure hunt in which 'X' marks the spot. Told with solid rhyme and humor, and surrounded by detailed pictures that beg multiple viewings, this book is sure to be a read-aloud favorite at home and at school.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-04 13:05

    I received this book through NetGalley.This was a cute story. I loved the pictures. The squirrels adventure as he searched for the treasure was comical at times. I think young kids would enjoy this book.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-20 11:07

    This was a fun and exciting book, I could see myself reading this for a storytime or something fun like that. The story was adventurous and the pictures were spot on and entertaining. I got so many ideas that come with this book.

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-07 11:27

    I'm giving it 3 stars because I like the idea a lot... but I did not like the rhyme.

  • Steph
    2019-01-02 12:15

    So, so adorable.