Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk has ratings and reviews. Chelsey said: This book is a new story each chapter. The concept of Anthropomorphism makes . As gleefully inappropriate as it is wise, David Sedaris’ collection of animal fables uses naughty Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. Featuring David Sedaris’s unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, Read by the Author and Various.

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Ok, I get the point that these are fables, and there may be morals to every story; BUT I don’t need to read about a crow pecking sedzris the eyes of a baby lamb The Crow and the Lamb ; or about 2 rats living in a research lab trust me, I and the rest of the world know about labs that do animal testing The Sick Rat and the Healthy Rat ; and I seek did not need to read ANOTHER tale about a bull terrier “ripping sedaria face off a child”, since that is ALL we ever hear about this breed of dog The Faithful Setter ; and The Motherless Bear should have been scrapped altogether.

Sedaris was inspired after reading a book of stories from South African mythology about anthropomorphic animals. No — really long time ago Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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At first I couldn’t understand why Dave Sedaris would write a book of fiction centered around animals. Sedaris should be ashamed of this collection of odds and ends he picked up at the flea market. But again, the content was just too rough for me overall. It’s a collection of 16 fables that feature animals with human characteristics, attitudes, biases, and frailties.

I know those roofs, I know those houses, I know this world. Showing of reviews. A squirrel and a chipmunk dysfunctionally date.

Book review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris

Jan 23, Chelsey rated it did not like it. Were the parables clever? In “The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck,” three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. A self-righteous stork rants to her baby because your kids are always an appropriate audience for your adult issues about another stork’s parenting skills, which only emphasizes how the self-righteous stork is neglecting her own baby.


I guess that promotes bonding, though, so maybe the sheep was right. If you are not upset by ‘foul’ language, and the dark humor, this book is a belly laugh. So I dismissed it, thinking aaw, he’s run out of ideas, now he’s changing course, and he’s looking for a quick income fix.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Sep 07, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: And everyone tells them — you can’t get married. Sep 13, Jessi rated it liked it Shelves: Sedaris goes …more Perhaps he was so curious he leaned out of the nest and fell, leading him to take his first flight.

Normally, I’m a big fan of David Sedaris’s work, but I’m growing more and more worried that he’s tapped out his abundance of ridiculous family-related stories and, thus, has lost some of his ability to make me laugh out loud while simply retaining small chuckle chipmuni capabilities.

Nope; couldn’t be further from the truth. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward seadris to letters globeandmail. The first story was my favorite, I think — a cat and a baboon at a hair salon, the baboon grooming the vain cat and them gossiping about others. Light reading, yes, pleasant and positive? Whatever she said, the cat disagreed with, and unless she found a patch of common ground she was sure to lose her tip.

The clerk in the bookstore where I bought it who clearly was not familiar with Sedaris’s work had put it on a front table because he wasn’t sure whether it belonged in the adult or children’s section. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.


I like so many of them: Heard him speak recently, and he read two stories from this book – due out in October. Kind of like Sedaris. Also, the price seems kind of high to me for such a short book.

A Wicked Bestiary outside the United States squirrsl a collection of animal-themed sefks short stories by memoirist and humorist David Sedaris. I particularly enjoyed the first story “The Cat and the Baboon”.

Luckily, I have 3 other books of his, so when I’m through with all the other ones that I am currently committed to, it’s back to nauseating, but hilarious, Dave Sedaris seeks me!

Could be that is the caricature he presents to chipmmunk his comedy, but the affect was too close for my liking. Jun 03, Lyn rated it liked it. I did not like the first story, but I knew it would get much better. This interesting little collectio Normally, I’m a big fan of David Sedaris’s work, but I’m growing more and more worried that he’s tapped out his abundance of ridiculous family-related stories and, thus, has lost some of his ability to make me laugh out loud while simply retaining small chuckle inducing capabilities.

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These stories might be f Awww, they think they’re people! Read more Read less. What started out as a random purchase at a book store Middle-class stork-moms argue over how to tell their offspring the facts of life.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris

Sedaris uses animals to bring up taboo subjects and expose the ugly side of humanity. The rest of the email made no sense in or out of that context.

And peace and contentment settled upon the little furry family. By the halfway point of the book, obvious reasons began to emerge.