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4.60  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Jerry is a Squirrel. Jerry is also an inventor. The problem is that Jerry's inventions rarely work out the way he wants them to.
Join Jerry the Squirrel on his fun and whacky adventures in the world of Arestana as he deals with annoying neighbors, out of control slippers and a tyrannical Squirrel-boss whose only leadership quality is his amazing hat.
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ebook, 132 pages
Published March 7th 2018 by Brainswell Publishing (first published February 28th 2018)
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Shawn Robinson lol... it's from my Arestana Trilogy, but I kind of carried it over to Jerry the Squirrel. In Arestana I, II and III, there is a terribly obnoxious ch…morelol... it's from my Arestana Trilogy, but I kind of carried it over to Jerry the Squirrel. In Arestana I, II and III, there is a terribly obnoxious chicken. He's kind of a favorite among kids who read the book and he's despised by adults who read the book. :)
When you read Arestana, you'll have to let me know what you think of him.(less)
Shawn Robinson I based the stories in the book on stories I used to make up and tell my kids when they were younger. I think at that point, the main character was a …moreI based the stories in the book on stories I used to make up and tell my kids when they were younger. I think at that point, the main character was a muskrat... but then I picked Squirrels instead. I think I might have made the switch when I wrote Arestana II because the Squirrels show up in the book (and in Book III) and muskrats wouldn't have fit the story quite as well!
Glad you enjoyed the book!(less)

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Rosemary Standeven
“Jerry was a Squirrel. Jerry was also an inventor... quite a good one, as a matter of fact. He could design and build just about anything. The problem was, Jerry's inventions rarely worked the way he wanted them to work.”

This is a lovely book for children and the young of heart. It is a collection of short episodes in Jerry’s life – each centred about one of his new inventions.
Jerry reminds me a lot of Wallace (of Wallace and Gromit) but with nuts instead of Wensleydale cheese. Like Walla
Rebecca L.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jerry the Squirrel  by Shawn P.B. Robinson is a cute, clever, and comical romp through a fantastical world where anything is possible. 

Jerry is a squirrel. He is also an inventor. Unfortunately, Jerry's inventions never seem to work out the way that he had planned! 

The great thing about indie books is that they make space for books that might not otherwise find a home with a traditional publisher. I really enjoy reading independently published books because sometimes you find a real gem. Jerry t
Julie Hanson
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Jerry the Squirrel loves inventing things. However, his inventions always wind up taking on a life of their own! First he invents slippers that will come when he calls them.... oh boy, did that get him into trouble! Then he invented a nut harvester that went wacko and his village was soon flooded with nuts. Then he invented a house heater for the winter months that wound up blowing fire and burnt off every bit of his hair. Next he rented his upstairs apartment to a little old lady squirrel who w
Merrilee Gibson
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book, aimed primarily at children (of all ages), is a series of anecdotes about Jerry the Squirrel, a most inventive fellow. Jerry really does come up with the most MARVELOUS ideas--trouble is, his busy mind does not pause to considering the ramifications of what his creations may lead to. For example, warm slippers that automatically come at your beck and call to warm those chilly feet! But the slippers prove to be a few shades TOO clever. Well OK, how about an automated nut harvester? No? ...more
Cynthia  Gutzwiller
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun read about an inventing squirrel. His inventions do not always work and that helps to make it such a cute story. This children's book has many short stories and I have picked out the first one to share with you. Killer Slippers Part 1
Jerry is lying in his bed deciding what he will invent today. His inventions do not always work the way he intends, but they work for some reason at least to make us laugh. He is thinking about the cold floor and what he would have to do to get his sl
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not a child, nor do I have small children and I have never played one on TV. But I loved reading Jerry the Squirrel. You get a glimpse of Mr. Robinson's since of humor in his introduction page.
“Now, for those of you who like allegory or deeper meaning in books, please understand that this book is intended not to have deeper meaning or allegory. Feel free to search for it, but don't be disappointed if you come up with really insightful meanings for characters or experiences or places and at
William Ford
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jerry the Squirrel is a series of short story's that will entertain children of all ages. The hero is Jerry a lovable crazy squirrel who invents weird and wonderful machines that are aimed to help his own everyday squirrel life but his jealous squirrel friends often wants the benefits for themselves. These inventions do not always go to plan leading to a number of mad escapades and laugh out loud moments. The author creates a fantastic squirrel world with funny characters and great plots. Highly ...more
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderfully fun children’s book. It is easy to read. It is broken into shorter stories that follow some of Jerry’s life as an inventing squirrel. Jerry wants desperately to make life easier for himself and others. The author has made this full of humor that will delight young and old alike. There are several themes in these stories, such as: be creative, be careful of other’s motives, accidents happen – don’t hide from them, always be nice to others, don’t take credit if it is not your ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book was laugh out loud funny in all the right places. Jerry loves inventing. If he seems distracted, don't worry, he always has his inventing cap on. Sadly, not one of his inventions turn out the way he wants them to, either because of other people or the inventions themselves. Some of them I thought were really good. But in the end, they usually lead to hilarious consequences. But it sure is a joyride for the readers. And I am waiting for the day I can order some of his creations myself. ...more
Shannon Patterson
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Cute and Funny.

I read this story as a bedtime story with my son. The chapters are short and the story is funny and engaging for emergent readers. It's fun to see animals behaving like people. Jerry is an inventor but if you've ever tried to invent anything you'll know that things rarely turn out as planned.

I received a free copy of this book through BookSirens and am leaving a honest voluntary review.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jerry the Squirrel likes to invent things, unfortunately, the inventions rarely work as planned. Jerry also annoys his neighbors but that doesn't stop the inventions.

This was a fun book and I looked forward to reading a chapter each night before bed. After a stressful day fighting software, Jerry provides hope for a better solution if I'm just willing to try something new.

This book is great fun for any age and I'm grateful to Book Sirens for providing a copy for me to read.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book of short stories about Jerry the Squirrel and his madcap inventing escapades made me laugh and smile a lot. They are very daft, but very enjoyable too. I can definitely see why the author's children enjoyed them as bedtime stories, and my nieces enjoyed them as a calming break too. I'd definitely recommend this book for children of any age (including us big kids!), and I'm looking forward to reading volume 2.
NB I received a complimentary copy of this book, but I always give an HONEST r
Pat Eroh
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent children's story that this adult loved! I read the second book and then purchased this book even after receiving it as an ARC free from the author because it is that good. Wonderful story and wonderful characters.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a delightful read for people of all ages. Follow his adventures as he invents different items which all go wrong in a different way. It is such a funny read as you follow what happens

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Easy short read. So adorable and cute. Totally for children. They will love that book!
I'm a grown up and enjoyed it.
Perfect for parents to read to their kids.
R. E. Henderson
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious short stories of Jerry the Squirrel! Really enjoyable book!
Mary Ann
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, elementary
Super creative and an abundance of humor!
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved all the stories and charterers that were in Jerry the Squirrel. I can't wait to read the next two. ...more
K is for Cathy
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
the story is enjoyable for an adult to read to youngsters under 2nd grade riding level. Grade 3 and up will be able to read themselves. The story held my grandchildren interest, ages 4 and 6 .
Jenn P
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is very funny and enjoyable to read. We enjoy reading books by this author as they are fun and easy to read. Perfect for young readers!
Alicia Unterreiner
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute lighthearted short stories.
Made me giggle.
Easy to read and a perfect read to share with the kids or grandkids.
Thanks Books go Social and NetGalley for the ARC of this book.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
My kids and I laughed out loud while reading this book. It really was a breath of fresh air to just read some funny short stories that have no agenda other than to make us giggle-snort. Hopefully volume two will come out soon!
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Great book for a good laugh.
Shawn Robinson
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I know I'm biased, but I love this book! it makes me laugh. :) ...more
Mark Buxton
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it
My name is Jerry, and I like to invent things. I'm actually pretty good at it, although my inventions don't always work exactly as I planned. I had a great idea once and created warm slippers that would listen to my commands and take me wherever I wanted. Unfortunately, the slippers got minds of their own and caused quite a disturbance with all the other squirrels. Another time, I invented a machine to pick nuts out of the trees. All of the other squirrels were very excited and thankful that I'd ...more
It must be just as frustrating to be Jerry the Squirrel as it is to be Liam! But then again, Arestana is just that kind of a place. I actually read Jerry the Squirrel Vol 2 last year and am now going back and reading Vol 1 and I'm glad I did, because it told me the story of how Sherry and Gary came to live with Jerry. Once again, the author's quirky imagination comes into play as you imagine this weird world of Arestana where everyone seems to think in different ways from what we would consider ...more
Jason Muckley
"Jerry the Squirrel volume 1" by Shawn P.B. Robinson was a funny, younger kids story. It has a comic-type feel and is beautifully illustrated. While it wasn't exactly my cup of tea, I think it would make for some fun reading to children in the 7- to 8-year-old range.

I received this eBook free of charge from BooksGoSocial via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entir
Aug 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-children
This book consists of adventure stories for children, mostly centered around a squirrel named Jerry who invents things. While parts are somewhat funny, there's also gross parts aimed at children who like gross things, I guess. Jerry would probably be great in a cartoon, but, as a book without pictures, I'm not sure if children would stay interested, since the stories are often long-drawn-out ones.

(Note: I received a free e-ARC from NetGalley and the author or publisher.)
Ruth Caves
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Kids book, should keep them entertained providing they stop asking questions about the stories,( the most frequently asked would be why and how).
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