Local author uses squirrel’s adventures for life lessons
Julie Bill, a storyteller from Southern Indiana, has completed her new book, “Oh, My Little Squirrel.”
The book follows the quirky adventures of Little Squirrel, accompanied by valuable life lessons that he learns along the way. The book contains a series of Little Squirrel’s mini-adventures as well, with shorter stories inside that each have their own lesson for kids to learn from that promote camaraderie, friendship and familial relationships.
According to Bill, the book was inspired by her love for “the many critters that come visit me almost every day.” From her front porch, a place she considers her happy place, Bill interacts daily with a bunny, a woodpecker, two cats and, most importantly, a little squirrel.
“I am closest to my sweet friend, Little Squirrel, who visits me every night at 5 p.m. for his peanuts,” Bill said. “The minute he hears me shake the peanut bag he knows it is ‘din-din’ time and all but trips over his own little paws to get to the tree where I place the peanuts on a concrete block that sits at the bottom of his tree. He loves watching me as much as I enjoy watching him.”
Bill will host a book signing, which will include a reading of “Little Squirrel’s Magical Christmas,” at KentJava Bar, located at 110 E. Chestnut St. in Corydon on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Oh, My Little Squirrel” is published by Covenant Books from Murrels Inlet, S.C., an international, Christian-owned and -operated publishing house.
Readers can purchase the book online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and on the Apple iTunes store. One can also follow Little Squirrel on Bill’s website, juliebillscritters.com.