Such a cute story for every nature lover and explorer. Would go great with the mammals unit.
I liked the animals and the description. I liked that the boy didn’t keep secrets from his aunt and uncle. I don’t like lying! I am 9 and thought it was cute.
The story really makes me wish I could give my boys a treehouse. Fun adventure.
My 8-year-old son did not like the ending which made him cry.
7 year old asked if this was a series of books so she can read the next one. Fun way to learn about animals.
I love the illustrations so much! I somehow missed that this was about opossums, which I had a slightly traumatizing interaction with many years ago. Other than that (I had to bring Over the Hedge to mind instead to think of them as “cute” and not terrifying, as they were when I saw them in person many years ago) it was a fine short story about a boy discovering a large tree house and enjoying the experiences he could have in it.
When young Jay visits his uncle and aunt on the farm, he discovers a remarkable surprise in a chestnut tree. Jay spends many nights there in the woods learning about nature’s inhabitants. From a busy swallow family to a mother squirrel, he marvels at the new life around him. Just as he begins to make plans for his hideaway, a crafty new animal invades Jay’s solitude, determined to stay and make it her home.
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