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The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel (The Bedtime Story Books)

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Author and editor of numerous children's books, Thornton W. Burgess was also a noted conservationist. In writing for youngsters he combined a gift for storytelling with his love of the outdoors, creating an entertaining menagerie of animals whose adventures he skillfully recounted in a series of charming fables. In them, he taught young readers about nature and encouraged ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 18th 1992 by Dover Publications (first published 1915)
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May 09, 2015 Gale rated it it was ok
Watch Your Tongue and Listen to your Conscience!

By the 1940’s Thornton W. Burgess had penned some 21 animal adventures for little people--Chatterer being next to the last.
Curiously enough the author includes Peter Rabbit (a Beatrix Potter creation) as one of the characters—which might have raised eyebrows, if not charges of outright plagiarism. Consisting of many short chapters designed not to tax the attention span of young folks. So
the story begins when Shadow, the Weasel (all characters ar
Feb 18, 2013 Qt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animals
I really like these books, and love the illustrations.
This book is only one part of a whole series of books. In fact it's the 9th out of 20. I suspect that if you were to read all of them there'd be a whole general story arc but I found this one alone and by itself at Goodwill.

This little story on it's own deals with Chatterer the Red Squirrell who is basically always buffing himself and what he think's he can do up. This seems to annoy everyone in the forrest and more likely then naught he finds himself in rather sticky situations. He just goes o
Laura Verret
Dec 27, 2012 Laura Verret rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Thornton W. Burgess is the author of many loveable children’s stories; he is best known for his ones about the animals of Green Forest.

The Story.

Chatterer the Red Squirrel has behaved very foolishly indeed. He should have known better than to tease Bobby Coon, even though it is so fun to dance around him and chatter noisily. It was that very noisy chattering that had caused him to be chased by his deadliest enemy, Shadow the Weasel – that sneaking rodent whose small size allows him follow Chatt
Heather Wilmoth
Jul 07, 2013 Heather Wilmoth rated it it was amazing
Mischievous and fun loving, Chatterer the Red Squirrel,The tale starts out with Chatterer being chased by one of the area's most feared predators: Shadow the Weasel. All seems hopeless for Chatterer until he comes up with a brilliant last minute plan and sets another predator after Shadow; proving that sometimes it pays to be mischievous! Chatterer escapes that scenario only to find himself a prisoner of Farmer Brown's boy. Now Farmer Brown's boy doesn't consider Chatterer to be his prisoner, on ...more
Mar 18, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
Loved this book, the story and the writing style. We will definitely read more of his work from this series. If you are reading it aloud to a child, be aware that you may have to make some adjustments on the fly - there are some words that don't mean the same things today as when Burgess was writing. Namely: the characters Black Pussy and Tommy Tit, and the word queer (as in strange) used profusely.
Oct 21, 2015 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing
I liked it. It sounded familiar when I read it, but I hadn't read it before.
May 22, 2014 Mckinley rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, animal, series
There's a series of stories each focusing on a different animal in the forest. This one is (mostly) about squirrel and escaping from enemies including the farmer boy who thinks of giving him to the cat.
Read the series to get the perspective for different animals. Fun to read aloud for up to 8 years old I think.
Feb 05, 2016 Caleb rated it really liked it
i liked it
Judy Piasecki
Jun 02, 2014 Judy Piasecki rated it really liked it
Loved reading these as a child- fun to read again
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Jan 26, 2010 Domenique Camilleri rated it really liked it
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I think this book was good because it was something i could pick up and read. When i had nothing else this book would fill my mind with many questions because of all the things that were going on in the book. Even if some people dont like this book i know that i did. It was a cute book to read because of how everything was put together.
Mar 24, 2009 Leigh rated it really liked it
Another one in the Burgess series. Most of the books have similiar plots. The lead character has various misadventures as he interacts with the little animals of the forest. Originally published in the early 1900's these are fun titles to share with small children.
Dec 15, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Great read-aloud children's literature. Covers all kinds of wholesome topics like gossiping, conscience, wisdom and more without being preachy or boring. My K-3rd class loved it! It speaks on their level without being trite or silly.
Joel Reed
May 04, 2013 Joel Reed rated it really liked it
I read this to the children and we all loved it. Another wonderful tale from Thornton Burgess.
Oct 22, 2012 Dana rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-aloud
Likable tale! Cute character.
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Thornton W. (Waldo) Burgess (1874-1965), American author, naturalist and conservationist, wrote popular children's stories including the Old Mother West Wind (1910) series. He would go on to write more than 100 books and thousands of short-stories during his lifetime.
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