There is a soft spot in my heart for squirrels and their stories. Kate DiCamillo has created an important book about a superhero squirrel whose best weapon is poetry. As Dr. Meecham says, “Take this squirrel, for instance. Ulysses. Do I believe he can type poetry? Sure, I do believe it. There is much more beauty in the world if I believe such a thing is possible.”
Of course, Flora believes because she’s the one who saved him from the terrible vacuum incident and the one who loves him beyond all measure. For a story of friendship, belief and heroism, Flora & Ulysses will surely do the trick. It’s also a cool hybrid sort, with pages of graphic novel format mixed in with traditional chapters, illustrated by K.G. Campbell.