Once in a while some fond childhood memories come back. Since today is Mother's Day, I recalled growing up when my mom would read to me. One of my favorite childhood books was "Miss Suzy" by Miriam Young. Somewhere in a box of junk I still have the tattered book from the 1960s.
I looked up the book and this simple tale of a little gray squirrel who is chased out of her home by mean red squirrels is apparently in lots of baby boomer memories. It was released in 1964 by Parents' Magazine Press.
You can read some of those fond baby boomer memories of Miss Suzie at several websites including here and here. Miriam Young wrote a lot of other books but they don't look like they are in print anymore. Miss Suzie was re-issued after many requests from nostalgic readers.
Hopefully a new generation will enjoy this heartwarming tale. Thanks Ma to reading it to me so long ago...along with the story of the Gingerbread man and Morris the Moose!