Book Tells a Tale of Human-Animal Friendship and Survival

When she was teaching young children to read, Dorothy A. Wyatt noticed their awe-struck, thrilled expressions when they realized they could read a book by themselves. However, she also realized that there has to be enough plot in a story to engage children’s efforts in reading as well as illustrations that will enable them to figure out nouns they have yet to learn. This realization led Wyatt to write “The Adventure of Harwood Squirrel: (An Easy Reader)” (published by Xlibris in June 2014), a story about a little squirrel who was lost and returned.

Set for a new marketing campaign, the book tells the story of Harwood, a baby squirrel that lives with his brother, Garwood, and the other squirrels in the woods. Their life is easy because a little lady who lives nearby feeds seeds and nuts to the birds and to the squirrels. One day, the little lady moves out of her house, leaving the squirrels and the birds behind. What happens to Harwood when he starts looking for food is the start of his unforgettable adventure.

“Beginning readers can read this story for themselves. It is a necessary step for the understanding and excitement of the reading process,” Wyatt says. “Children derive a lot of meaning from the phrases ‘Life is easy. Life is good.' It adds understanding that a few more paragraphs (of words that they cannot read) to the story. In reading, that is known as using background of experience to further enhance the written word."

“The Adventure of Harwood Squirrel” is an easy to read tale that aims to set an admirable example for young readers. It is a delightful story filled with images that stimulates their imagination and develops their love for reading. For more details about the book, please visit

“The Adventure of Harwood Squirrel: (An Easy Reader)”
By Dorothy A. Wyatt
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499035162
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499035179
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dorothy A. Wyatt was a teacher, an early childhood specialist and administrator in a large public school system in Maryland.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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