for Nutz! by Virginia Frances Schwartz and Christina Leist
Narrated by a fat half-Persian half-alley cat called Amos, this very funny chapter book will delight young readers everywhere. When an injured baby squirrel moves into Amos' already crowded household, everything turns topsy-turvy. Ten-year-old Tyler wants to keep the squirrel, but Amos knows wild things will wreak havoc on his already stressed out family. Virginia Schwartz has peopled this charming novel with an eccentric cast of colourful characters such as Bruno the vicious next door boxer, Mrs. Chu the sympathetic neighbour who brings fishballs and gizzards for Amos as treats and the nasty Stinky Feet who has no time for Tyler's mother Francesca who is very late with paying the rent.