Goodreads: Aspy the Squirrel: The Great Escape

Author: James Newman II

Published: 22nd November 2017 (CreateSpace Independent Publishing)

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “This story is about a day in the life of Aspy, a young squirrel who struggles with many challenges. Most of the time adults or kids don’t even notice that Aspy has them, which makes it even harder for him. There are a range of challenges he must overcome and this book will focus on a couple of them. Now come and be a part of our hero’s journey while he finds courage and determination to conquer his daily obstacles.” – Goodreads

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)

Review: This children’s book is for younger children. I just liked how simply it was done. There was no added extra, it had what it needed in order for you to focus on the story. Sometimes too much can just confuse children and make their minds drift.

It also teaches not just children but adults. The squirrel’s name is the key. He has Asperger Syndrome. So this book is also about showing traits of the disorder. It an important lesson without it feeling like a lesson, which is another thing that I think is key in a children’s book.