Those Darn Squirrels! (Hardcover)

Those Darn Squirrels! By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator) Cover Image

Those Darn Squirrels! (Hardcover)

By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)


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Little ones and grown-ups will giggle through multiple reads of Those Darn Squirrels!

From the creators of Dragons Love Tacos comes the story of what happens when a grumpy old man and some mischievous squirrels match wits—with hilarious results.

Old Man Fookwire is a grump. The only thing he likes to do is paint pictures of the birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely.

So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful bird feeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates—until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that completely charms the old grump.

The three funny picture books in this series from Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri:

  • Those Darn Squirrels
  • Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door
  • Those Darn Squirrels Fly South

Adam Rubin is a creative director for a digital advertising agency in New York City and the author of critically acclaimed picture books, including three Those Darn Squirrels titles. All of them have been illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. To learn more, visit

Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated many books for children, including the Those Darn Squirrels books and Dragons Love Tacos in collaboration with author Adam Rubin. To learn more, visit

Product Details ISBN: 9780547007038
ISBN-10: 0547007035
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2008
Pages: 32
Language: English

“Bald Fookwire is a riot. . . and the squirrels, with their bloated bellies and contented smiles, are a flying hoot in this droll debut.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A symphony of regret, respect, and sweetness. Readers will want to linger over this book and treasure every page." — School Library Journal