The Books

Miss Suzy

by Miriam Young
Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

One Potato Review

Toy soldiers to the rescue! Good thing, because those brutish red squirrels weren’t about to redeem themselves. “Will you go peaceably, or must we fight?” asks the captain, drawing his sword, before Miss Suzy is finally restored to her life of domestic tranquility at the top of that swaying oak. Old-fashioned, yes (this book was originally published in 1964), but there’s nothing dated about the satisfaction of bullies asking for trouble, and getting it.