Puff the squirrel is nothing special. He's small, not particulary good at anything, and he would rather be collecting acorns and cherries with his best friends, Nibs and Tinderbug, than sword-fighting. So when Puff is chosen to be squire to Lord Pattercloud, the champion of Clan Grey, he's sure Lord Pattercloud has made a mistake. He has trouble with focus and coordination, two things that are clearly important to Lord Pattercloud. But when the champion of Clan Grey suddenly disappears, things take a turn for the worse. The annual tournament between Clan Grey, Clan Brown, and Clan Black is drawing closer, and if Lord Pattercloud is unable to fight, can Puff find the courage to take his place?
I really enjoyed The Squirrel Squire. It's a fast-paced and captivating story about self-worth and bravery, and showed an interesting side to squirrels, which are often seen as cute and cuddly. There is some violence that might be scary for younger kids. I recommend this book to anyone age 8+