As a squirrel, Irving has learned his job is to gather nuts, but he wants nothing more than to join the children rehearsing inside the nearby theater. After weeks of watching them, will Irving get a chance to fulfill his dream? "Irving the Theater Nut!" is an encouraging story about teamwork and not being ashamed of chasing a dream no matter what it is.
Author: Gregory G. Allen
Illustrator: Morgan Swofford
Pub Date: October 2016
(children's picture book)
Format: Trade Paperback
Genre: Fiction (40 pages)
"This is a great book and it tells children (and young squirrels!) that you can fulfill your dreams if you aim high! I loved the drawings and the story. If you like theatre, singing and squirrels this is a perfect book for you!" - 8 year old Iain Armitage (Iain Loves Theatre)
"This book is great for kids who want to pursue the arts or want to pursue something that may seem unattainable. Many of us on Broadway started out thinking we could never do it or being told we could never do it. Therefore, it's always inspiring to read about an underdog (undersquirrel?) who gets the chance to prove he can do it and brings down the house. Because if Irving the squirrel can, we all can!" -- Seth Rudetsky, SiriusXM Radio Broadway Host
"Parents, Gregory G. Allen's Irving the Theater Nut! is the book you'll be reading to your children at bedtime for the foreseeable future. Who doesn't love a story in which a child is nice to an animal and have that animal return the favor? For years, we've heard that Gus the Theatre Cat 'acted with Irving.' We assumed he meant Henry Irving, the great 19th century actor, but now we have to wonder if he meant Irving the Squirrel, who gets his start as a performer in this endearing book." -- Peter Filichia, author of Let's Put on a Musical
"Gregory G. Allen's charming story beautifully illustrates the magic of live theater and the transformative power of following our dreams! I am nuts for Irving the Theater Nut!" - Beth Baur (Co-founder New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts & 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Honorable Mention)
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* Single Illustrations by Morgan Swafford
* Monster Illustrations by Shelby Goodwin