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Donut Feed the Squirrels (Norma and Belly #1) (Hardcover)
Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“This adorable early reader graphic novel will make your day. When Norma and Belly miss out on breakfast because of burnt pancakes, they come across the wonderful smell of donuts from a nearby food truck. Which they must find a way to have. Their adventures are cute, funny, and unforgettable. I can’t wait to see if there are more adventures from these two.”
— Kalli King, Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID
Two squirrel best friends meet their match: a donut food truck! A hilarious young graphic novel perfect for fans of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea and anyone who would do ANYTHING for a donut.
Norma and Belly would really really really really really like a donut.
With a burned breakfast and a cranky donut seller at the local food truck, they may be stuck with only nuts to eat . . . unless they can steal the biggest, most delicious donut of their tiny lives!
Mika Song gives readers something to laugh at as these squirrels try their hardest to get some donuts while just about everything goes wrong. A fun "donut caper" graphic novel that focuses on madcap action, problem-solving, and the power of working together.
"I'm nuts for these sweet and silly squirrels." -- Ben Clanton, author of Narwhal and Jelly
About the Author
Mika Song is a children's writer/illustrator who makes stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to New York to study at Pratt Institute. She studied animation and worked as an animator before getting into children's books.
In 2015, she received the Portfolio Award at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference in NYC. Tea with Oliver (HarperCollins) is the first book she both wrote and illustrated. Donut Feed the Squirrels is her debut graphic novel.
"Their antics are divided into five short chapters that young readers can read with confidence, and the sweet ending unquestionably satisfies.” —Booklist, Starred Review
"Two problem-solving squirrels stage a successful doughnut heist in this amusing start to a graphic novel series for emerging readers." —Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
“Drawing with graceful ink lines and colored wash, Song capitalizes on comic moments…Norma and Belly are never snarky; instead, they present a consistent mix of enterprise, wit, and cheer.” —Publishers Weekly