Book-Fair Books (part 1)



The first week of summer vacation had been dry and sunny and, since they each had a new-favorite or two from the book fair, most of the chipmunk and squirrel children spent every day that week in the meadow, lying in the sun and reading books.


For lunch each day — so they wouldn’t have to leave their warm reading spot — the squirrels brought crackers and potato chips and nuts and lemonade to share, and the chipmunks brought enough peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches for everyone.


(May 2023)


Story & Photo © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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