Real squirrels, real photos! Learn your numbers with Oakley the Squirrel in this charming book featuring Oakley and friends on a camping trip.
Oakley the Squirrel: Camping 1, 2, 3! is a counting book like no other. Oakley helps readers learn to count as he experiences the fun of a camping trip. Every page features photos of real squirrels! Photographer Nancy Rose lures squirrels into her photo frame using strategically placed peanuts, so they appear in squirrel-sized sets that replicate human life, complete with tents, s’mores, campfires, and more. It’s irresistible!
Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z is an alphabet book like no other. In it, we meet Little Oakley as he embarks on a quest to find the letter Z. He searches through an alphabet of human objects—looks beneath the Bed, claws through the Closet, digs through Drawers, examines his Easel, and so on. By the time he gets to a basket of yarn, Oakley starts to yawn, and soon falls asleep. And Z—as in, Zzzzzz!—appears!
A delightfully nutty squirrel lovers’ gift in a compact format that fits almost anywhere.
It’s a winning combination: mini domestic vignettes in a mini calendar perfect for hanging in small spaces. Returning after a successful debut season, The Secret Life of Squirrels mini calendar is based on Nancy Rose’s popular book series, featuring local wild squirrels interacting with meticulously handcrafted scenes. Little Rosie shops for school supplies. Oakley chats with a friend at the park. And Captain Peanuts gets ready to take his rowboat out for a ride. Each image is accompanied by a caption that enhances the cuteness. Printed on responsibly sourced paper.
Utterly, nuttily delightful!
Photographer Nancy Rose handcrafts intricately detailed miniature domestic scenes, which she places on her back deck. Enticed by strategically placed peanuts, curious squirrels become unwitting subjects in her charming portraits. A pair of squirrels share a romantic meal by candlelight. An entrepreneurial squirrel sets up a lemonade stand. And a squirrel spends a day building sandcastles on the beach. The quirky and adorable images are accompanied by captions that enhance the joy. Printed on responsibly sourced paper.
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Photographer Nancy Rose lives in Hubley, Nova Scotia, Canada and is a retired high school Guidance Counsellor and proud grandmother. She is rarely without a camera and sees subjects everywhere.
A passion for nature and wildlife, and a lifetime spent as a crafter merged when she discovered the curiosity of the little American Red squirrels who raided the bird feeders in her backyard. Nancy creates squirrel size props using cardboard, clay, and assorted craft supplies. She arranges them in miniature settings and she has created numerous scenarios on her backyard deck where the inquisitive squirrels find themselves in some rather human like poses as they search for peanuts hidden in the props.
Her favourite squirrel, Mr. Peanuts, was the first to eat from her hand and now many of his friends stop by and check out the little dioramas Nancy sets up on her picnic table on her back deck.
Nancy’s squirrel pictures have been featured on numerous websites, such as Amusing Planet, Buzzfeed, Petapixel ,and the Daily Mail in the UK. She has been interviewed on Skype by a German TV show and was the Tuesday feature for Washington Post’s “Third Annual Squirrel Week” series. She has also been interviewed locally by Halifax Herald, CBC, CTV, and Global TV at her home, and occasionally her squirrels were happy to make an appearance.
Nancy's first book, The Secret Life of Squirrels, came out in 2014, followed by Merry Christmas Squirrels (2015), The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story (2016), and The Secret Life of Squirrels: Back to School! (2018).
Nancy is represented by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists in Toronto.
Mr Peanuts and Nancy in the news
Modelling for a Nancy Rose photo shoot is not for everyone. At all times the model must wear their fur coat and they need to be able to fit into small spaces like shoe boxes and pumpkins. Also, they need to be willing to work for peanuts. Fortunately for Rose none of this seems to bother them.