Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Falconer, Ian
By (author): Sedaris, David
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Humorous / General
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  HUMOR / Form / Essays
  HUMOR / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: October 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in x 0.75in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.

With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.
Review Quote*"Outrageous....Wonderful...Sedaris's anthropomorphized creatures may seem domesticated, but this book, like his more familiar essays, is...wildly inspired--and a rip-roaring hoot."-Heller McAlpin, NPR
Review Quote*"Wickedly funny....These are some of Sedaris's best stories...The animals have given Sedaris's humor some new teeth: tiny and sharp, and sometimes even ready to draw blood."-Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Review Quote*"Wry and amusing."-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Review Quote*"For the strong-stomached, these tales are toxic little treats, fun-sized Snicker bars with a nougaty strychnine center."-Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
Review Quote*"Great fun."-Craig Wilson, USA Today
Review Quote*"The funniest man on the planet."-Raleigh News & Observer
Biographical NoteDavid Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International's "This American Life." He is the author of the books When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever.