Squirrel in the museum

Vivian Vande Velde

Book - 2019

When Twitch hears that the school children are taking a field trip to the science museum, he decides he wants to join in the fun--so he stows away on the school bus and hides in a backpack to get in. But as always, not everyone is glad to see a squirrel in their midst. Pursued by security guards, Twitch turns the exhibits into his own private carnival rides--swinging on a Foucault pendulum, riding a model Mars Rover, and skittering across the Bernoulli air pressure table. Just when it seems like... there's no escape, Twitch's chaotic romp turns up some surprises for the museum staff. . . . and a friendly boy in a wheelchair saves the day for the squirrel, sneaking him back out. For aspiring scientists, Squirrel in the Museum also includes an explanation of the scientific exhibits Twitch encounters--as told by the friendly science lab geckos.

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Series
Vande Velde, Vivian. Twitch the squirrel.
Subjects
Genres
Humorous fiction
Published
New York : Holiday House [2019]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
105 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780823441679
0823441679
Main Author
Vivian Vande Velde (author)
Other Authors
Steve Björkman (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Twitch, the schoolyard squirrel, returns to tell of his third adventure: secretly joining a class for their field trip to the science museum. Though he sneaks aboard the school bus without detection, the squirrel is soon discovered by museum guards, and a Keystone Cops–style chase ensues, with the staff befuddled, the students enthralled, exhibits left in disarray, and Twitch triumphant in the end. Infused with humor, the narrative offers the squirrel's point of view, but in settings familiar to kids. Björkman's lively ink drawings will bring smiles and even laughs. When a reader requests a short, funny chapter book, hope that this one's on the shelf. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Twitch the squirrel from 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos stows away in a backpack and wreaks havoc during a school trip to a science museum that features such exhibits as the Foucault Pendulum and a model of the Mars Rover. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Twitch hears that the school children are taking a field trip to the science museum, he decides he wants to join in the fun--so he stows away on the school bus and hides in a backpack to get in. But as always, not everyone is glad to see a squirrel in their midst. Pursued by security guards, Twitch turns the exhibits into his own private carnival rides--swinging on a Foucault pendulum, riding a model Mars Rover, and skittering across the Bernoulli air pressure table. Just when it seems like there's no escape, Twitch's chaotic romp turns up some surprises for the museum staff. . . . and a friendly boy in a wheelchair saves the day for the squirrel, sneaking him back out. For aspiring scientists, Squirrel in the Museum also includes an explanation of the scientific exhibits Twitch encounters--as told by the friendly science lab geckos.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Twitch narrates the story of his adventures when he joins the kids on a field trip to the science museum.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Pandemonium breaks out at the science museum when Twitch the squirrel tags along on a school trip in this hilarious chapter book.When Twitch hears that the school children are taking a field trip to the science museum, he decides he wants to join in the fun--so he stows away on the school bus and hides in a backpack to get in. But as always, not everyone is glad to see a squirrel in their midst. Pursued by security guards, Twitch turns the exhibits into his own private carnival rides--swinging on a Foucault pendulum, riding a model Mars Rover, and skittering across the Bernoulli air pressure table. Just when it seems like there's no escape, Twitch's chaotic romp turns up some surprises for the museum staff. . . and a friendly boy in a wheelchair saves the day for the squirrel, sneaking him back out. With more than 50 energetic illustrations accompanying the short, hilarious chapters, Squirrel in the Museum is a perfect pick for young readers just starting to seek out longer texts--or a great read-aloud. For aspiring scientists, Squirrel in the Museum also includes an explanation of the scientific exhibits Twitch encounters--as told by the friendly science lab geckos.