A Squirrel’s Tale by Debs Pharoak Pink

Have you ever wondered what a cat might be thinking …or perhaps a wild grey squirrel? During a wet autumnal day you get to find out exactly that. It’s a very eventful afternoon, packed with silly ideas and comical mishaps.- from scary washing lines to unfortunate pond dipping and failed fishing to a sinking watering can. With embarrassing rescues a playful dog and a few sore noses and tails for good measure, Ginger Tom and Nutty the Squirrel’s story is a terrific tale to be told. SPLASH!


Debs is passionate about wildlife and nature. Having joined the online Self-Isolating Bird Club, started by Chris Packham in March 2020, she found a welcome platform for her nature poems. She’s written poetry since her early teens on many subjects and tried her hand at storytelling too. Spending many years as a primary school teaching assistant supporting children with dyslexia and discalcula, the story ideas just kept coming. A Squirrel’s Tale is her debut book and hopefully the beginning of an exciting new adventure. Dabbling in drawing and amateur photography are two more passions and Debs wanted to illustrate her story herself, using her favourite art medium, pencil and fine line pen. She lives in a beautiful corner of Dorset with her husband and Dexter the dog and they have four grown up children and two grandsons. As well as the shared family cats Gazza and Yoshi, they share their garden with a fox, badgers, squirrels, birds and many other fascinating creatures.

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