When the Squirrels Stole my Sister

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“My sister tamed a squirrel with peanuts until it ate out of her hand…”

So begins a tongue-in-cheek tale of taming gone wrong. 

When a genius squirrel launches a daring winter storage plan, big sister ends up high in the oak tree with a new furry family. But what will happen when her nuts run out? It’s little sister to the rescue! In her own ingenious way.

Written by Catherine Austen and illustrated by Sean Cassidy, The Squirrels Stole my Sister is for animal lovers and little siblings everywhere.

To buy a copy of When the Squirrels Stole my Sister:


  • Picture Book, ages 4-7;
  • 32 pages; hardcover, trade cloth, or e-book editions
  • Release date: October 2021
  • Themes: Humourous stories; animal stories; siblings

Find Eastern Grey Squirrel facts and follow-up activities, plus Squirrel videos, Student Art, and an interview with a wildlife rehabilitator among my Squirrel Projects.

Eastern Grey Squirrel A-to-Z

Follow the fun facts from A to Z, then test your knowledge of Eastern Grey Squirrels with a Quiz.

Follow-up with Squirrel Activities

Make a cootie catcher, do a maze, play a memory game, and more — to follow up your reading of When the Squirrels Stole my Sister.

Interview with a Wildlife Rehabilitator

An interview with Caitlin’s Critters Rescue and Rehab in Ottawa, about squirrels and orphaned wildlife care.

Nutty Taste Tests

Squirrels choose pecans over pistachios and hazelnuts over macadamias.

Student Squirrel Art

Check out a slideshow of children’s art created for the virtual launch of When the Squirrels Stole my Sister.

One Comment on “When the Squirrels Stole my Sister

  1. Pingback: Launching Squirrels – Catherine Austen

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