From the I am a Little...series - a series of delightful books each concentrating on a different animal. The beautiful illustrations make these titles particularly appealing, with just enough detail to draw adults and children alike into the animal's world. This story follows the thoughts of an inquisitive squirrel as he prepares for winter and watches with interest the strange decoration of a tree by the children in the house opposite his nest. It encourages children to be responsible for the wildlife around them, and to think of others when they may need it the most. These books are perfect for children who have just learnt to read, as most of the words are monosyllabic and repeated, to aid memory retention, whilst those which are longer are phonetic, which expands both vocabulary and knowledge. The format of these books is ideal for children wanting to read and establish independence from their parents, as they are small in size, perfect for small hands, and are presented like an adult publication, which boosts confidence in those engaging on independent reading.