Squirrel Has Trouble Saying No

Always pleasing others can sometimes have a cost. After Raccoon Wants To Be First and Fox Tells a Lie, comes Squirrel Has Trouble Saying No, a book about learning to be assertive.

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Assertiveness, friendship, experiences, fears, emotions, pleasing others.
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It is Bear’s birthday tomorrow and Squirrel would like to prepare some delicious blueberry cookies for him. With just enough time to make them, she is about to  set off to gather the blueberries from the forest when Fox arrives needing her help, followed by Duck and Doe too!

When she finishes doing favors for all her friends, it is already night time and she still needs to gather the blueberries! With the light of the moon, she enters the forest, but by morning, she is still not back and her friends begin to worry. What has happened to Squirrel?

A thoughtful story about your finding your voice and learning to say no.

  • Picture Book
  • Years: + 4 years
  • Size: 8 1/2 x 9 3/5 in
  • Product Form: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 978-84-19253-19-4
  • $ 15,99/ 14,90€

Cozy burnt orange tones mixed with cool purples and blues bring to life this tale translated from Spanish. The large-eyed anthropomorphic animals are endearing, and the setting seems both snug (inside Squirrel’s home) and vast (outdoor scenes). Readers who are oh-so-eager to please will hopefully take Squirrel’s lesson to heart.

A necessary reminder that a little assertiveness can go a long way. (Picture book. 4-7) 


This is a sweet story and encourages young readers to prioritize and recognize that sometimes you have to set limits. Richly patterned illustrations feature autumn hues and suit the story well

Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's and Young Adult Literature

‘Squirrel Has Trouble Saying No’ is a great book to read to school-age children to teach them about setting boundaries and saying no to friends. This book is illustrated by the talented Leire Salaberria, and I adore the beautiful illustrations. From the sweet animals to the enchanting woodland scenes I was drawn into Salaberria’s art style

YA Books Central

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